Across State Bicycle Tours: Illinois

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Grand Illinois Bike Tour  —  A supported bike ride around the eastern side of St. Louis area. Named Trails of Madison County, as more than half the mileage is on bike trails. Total 200 to 375 miles. Check website for more details. Sponsored by Ride Illinois, a bike advocacy organization. Dates: June 13-18, 2021

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Ride the Fault — Cycle along parts of the New Madrid earthquake fault line through 4 states in 7 days. Experience the varying scenery and terrain of the states of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee while enjoying unique history and southern hospitality. Dates: June 2022 TBA

Ride Across Illinois (RAIL) North — Crosses the entire state of Illinois in one day; 175 miles from Moline to downtown Chicago. Presented by Bicycle Illinois. Date: June 20, 2021

Ride Across Illinois (RAIL) South — The 165-mile route crosses Illinois from St. Louis, Missouri, to Vincennes, Indiana, in one day. Presented by Bicycle Illinois. Date: June 26, 2021

Bicycle Illinois (formerly Bicycllinois) routes cyclists over about 550 miles of road. The ride leaves from Cairo and ends in Chicago, with overnight stops in Carbondale, Centralia, Effingham, Champaign and Kankanee. Dates: Aug. 21-27, 2021

Other Illinois bike rides —

Tri-State Bike Tour visits Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin in one day of riding 85 miles, with a century option. Begins in Hammond, Indiana, and travels along Lake Michigan to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Presented by Bicycle Illinois. Dates: July 18 & Aug. 28, 2021

Tour de Stooges offers five routes of 15, 22, 31, 42 and 64 miles in southwestern Illinois. Lunch and slapstick comedy following the ride. Meets at McKendree University, Lebanon, Ill. Date: May 1, 2021

Also see Missouri: Cycle Across Missouri

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