Join us in June for the 15th annual Grand Illinois Bike Tour. This year's route will feature the Rock River and Mississippi River valleys in scenic northwestern Illinois, with charming towns and great bicycling on quiet roads and some trails. Our unforgettable six-day ride will make a 300 mile loop starting and ending in Byron, with stops in Dixon, Savanna, the Quad Cities area (two nights), and Sterling. Choose between our camping and motel options and enjoy overnights filled with good food and good fellowship with riders hailing from around the country. Proceeds benefit Ride Illinois and support our mission to make Illinois a better, safer, and more enjoyable place to ride.
Our fully supported tour basics:
Basic daily route distances range from 43 to 59 miles, with an average of 51. Longer route options are available. Routes are marked and maps are provided.
Those camping will tent in parks near the banks of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers. All 10 breakfast and dinners are included and showers are provided every day.
Those staying in nearby motels (at extra cost) have 9 meals and evening receptions included, with bus shuttling to dinners. Our motel option which has grown to just over 90 riders sells out earlier than the camping option.
Luggage transportation provided in separate vehicles for campers and motelers.
Emergency SAG support, refreshment stops, and t-shirt are included. Expert bike repair is also available every day at the campgrounds.
Nightly meetings include ride information, awards, and more.
Registration is now open and is limited to 230 riders. Don't delay, we usually sell out!
Date: June 11 - 16, 2017
Distances: 300 miles total
City, State: Byron, Illinois
Start Location: Byron High School
Online Information: http://rideillinois.org/events/grandillinoisbiketour/