Rides and Events

Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there — and have fun!

Upcoming Cycling Events

Some of these events require fund-raising to benefit charitable organizations. Call for further information.

Date Event Name Location Description Phone

Jul 21, 2018

Venus de Miles

Lake Forest, IL

Venus de Miles is a lot of things – Northern Illinois’ first all-women’s road ride, a celebration of sisterhood, support for Greenhouse Scholars, and crazy fun – but one thing it’s not is a race. So, don’t be afraid to walk your bike up that hill, and, most importantly, enjoy yourself.

Jul 21, 2018

Ride the Shore For a Cure

Mequon, WI

A 2 day ride along the scenic shore of Lake Michigan to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


Aug 5, 2018

Two Rivers Century

Kankakee, IL

Kankakee County boasts both the Kankakee and Iroquois rivers, each a treat to see. Along the route you will see not only the two rivers but many other scenic and historic places. Using our "Loop System" of routing you can ride as short as 22 miles or go as far as 128.

(815) 939-1311

Aug 12, 2018

Napaerville Rotary Ride

Naperville, IL

The ride offers a 1.4 mile family loop, 21, 41, and 62 mile routes.

Aug 18, 2018

Ride Like An Egyptian

DeKalb, IL

Join us for a fun and enjoyable bike ride through DeKalb and Kane counties while supporting the historic Egyptian Theatre. Since the ride starts and ends at the Egyptian Theatre you will have an opportunity to explore this historic landmark.

Aug 18, 2018

CF Cycle For Life

Maple Park, IL

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host its annual Chicago Cycle for Life Ride.Choose from a 10, 30, or a 65 mile route. After the ride stay for the finish line party.

(312) 619-3925

Aug 19, 2018

Wright Ride

Oak Park, IL

The Wright Ride is named for one of Oak Park's most famous citizens, Frank Lloyd Wright. Distances range from 10 to 72 miles.

Aug 19, 2018

Bike Psychos Century

Coal City, IL

The Bike Psychos Century is a majestic journey through the fertile fields and back roads of America's heartland, punctuated by dramatic descents and challenging climbs of the Illinois River Valley

Sep 7, 2018

Capital City Century Weekend

Springfield, IL

One of the oldest cycling events in Illinois and is expanded in to a whole weekend of rides and fun

Sep 9, 2018

Harmon 100

Wilmot, WI

A non-competitive, scenic ride of 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles. Well marked and quiet country roads, cue sheets, SAG support, friendly volunteers and our well-stocked rest stops that receive RAVE reviews every year.

Sep 9, 2018

Easter Seals Bike for the Kids

Elgin, IL

Choose from a 12, 25, 50, or 100 mile route or a 2.5 mile family fun ride for all ages and abilities

Sep 15, 2018

Lorie's Lakeside Century

Chesterton, IN

Experience the beauty of our casual coastal and country. Since we started in 1980 our ride has been known for great routes, friendly volunteers, and tasty food.

(219) 462-4185 x350

Sep 16, 2018

The North Shore Century

Evanston, IL

The North Shore Century offers incredibly scenic biking. You'll experience luxurious neighborhoods, view unique architectural treasures, pedal down tranquil tree-lined streets and feel the refreshing breezes of Lake Michigan. Open it up in the flat to rolling countryside between Chicago and Wisconsin.

Sep 30, 2018

Apple Cider Century

Three Oaks, MI (appox. 60 miles from Chicago)

Apple Cider Century celebrates its 45th annual ride with routes from 15 - 100 miles throught the orchards, forests, and wine country of southeast Michigan.Enjoy fresh Michigan apples and apple cider along the route.

(888) 877-2068

Oct 7, 2018

Pumpkin Pie Ride

Ottawa, IL

Rides from 27 to 103 miles are available. All riders enjoy pumpkin pie after the ride