Join us June 11-16, 2023 for the 20th annual Grand Illinois Bike Tour (GIBT)! Our 2023 loop will tour northwest Illinois including the Mississippi River and the Quad Cities. Weâ€™ll start and end at Kewanee High School with overnights in Moline (two nights), Savanna (one night) and Rock Falls (two nights). Join us and invite your friends.
Register for 2023 GIBT
Choose among our daily mileage options for a total between 210 to 375 miles, consisting mainly of quiet rural roads as well as some paved trails around Kewanee, the Quad Cities, following the Mississippi River to Savanna and then to Rock Falls. Pick between our hotel and our modified, semi-independent (details below) group camping options. Enjoy evenings filled with good food and socializing with riders from around the country. Proceeds benefit Ride Illinois, a nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization, and support our mission to make Illinois better through biking.
Daily route distances between 47 to 58 miles. Longer route and layover day options are available. RideWithGPS and cue sheets will be provided for navigation.
SAG (pickup) support, refreshment and water stops, and t-shirt are included. Local bike shops will be providing expert bike repair.
Hotelers get luggage transportation, hotel breakfasts and two catered dinners, and evening receptions. (Three dinners will be 'on-your-own' at nearby or adjacent restaurants.)
The ride is limited to 130 hotelers and 190 total riders.
- Date: June 11 - 16, 2023
Distances: 47 - 58 miles daily
City, State: Kewanee, Illinois
Start Location: Kewanee High School
Online Information: https://rideillinois.org/events/2023-grand-illinois-bike-tour/