Swedish Days Ride

The Swedish Days Ride is the premier cycling event in Northern Illinois and the signature event of the Fox Valley Bicycle & Ski Club (FVBSC). Now in its 54th year, the Swedish Days Ride travels the quiet, scenic and relatively flat paved roads of rural Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties, meandering through cornfields and through shaded thoroughfares.

The Swedish Days Ride offers six routes ranging from our NEW FAMILY RIDE (12 miles) to the iconic Double Metric Century (133 miles), providing a 'just right' distance for cycling families to competitive athletes. This year you can also create your own ride by combining colored loops.

The ride is fully supported with one centralized rest stop boasting AC/indoor facilities stocked with nutritional items served in a COVID-responsible manner, onsite morning emergency mechanical support and bicycle supplies, and roaming SAG patrol vehicles. With over 75 helpful volunteers, the Swedish Days Ride provides a superior riding experience to approximately 800 guests each year.

FVBSC donates 95% of the proceeds from this event to support organizations promoting safe cycling, education, advocacy, infrastructure development and cycling for people with disabilities, such as the Ride Illinois, Illinois Prairie Path, Project Mobility, Kane County Parks Department (Fox River Trail), League of American Bicyclists, Easter Seals (bikes for kids) and Open Door Rehabilitation Center (bikes for people with disabilities). Our event has no affiliation with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s Swedish Days Festival.

Date: July 7, 2024
Distances: 12, 28, 51, 73, 102, 133 miles
City, State: Sugar Grove, Illinois
Start Location: Harter Middle School
Start Time: 6:30 am
Online Information: https://fvbsc.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=401197&module_id=163510
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