Across State Bicycle Tours: Illinois

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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. The 2019 tour starts in Cape Girardeau, MO and ends in Dyersburg, TN. Dates: June 1-7, 2019

Grand Illinois Bike Tour  —  A supported bike ride through Amish Country and eastern Illinois. The loop starts and ends in Tuscola, with overnights in Mattoon (1 night), Effingham and Charleston (2 nights each). Options allows 200 to 370 miles of bicycling. Sponsored by Ride Illinois, a bike advocacy organization. Dates: June 9-14, 2019. (Registration opens Nov. 1)

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 16, 2019

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 22, 2019

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. 17-23, 2019


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 14 & Aug. 24, 2019

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 4, 2019

Also see Missouri: Cycle Across Missouri

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