Across State Bicycle Tours: Illinois

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Grand Illinois Bike Tour —  A supported bike ride around northwest Illinois including the Mississippi River and the Quad Cities. We’ll start and end at Kewanee High School with overnights in Moline (two nights), Savanna (one night) and Rock Falls (two nights). Sponsored by Ride Illinois, a bike advocacy organization. Dates: June 11-16, 2023

Let’s Ride Illinois — A collection of individual bike rides around the state. Third year returns in 2023. Sponsored by Ride Illinois. Dates: To be announced

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. Dates: June 16, 2024 (on hiatus in 2023)

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, 2024 (on hiatus in 2023)

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, 2024 (on hiatus in 2023)

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 16, 2023

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 6, 2023

Also see Missouri: Cycle Across Missouri

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