Nearby/Regional sponsored rides

This list (updated every few weeks as dates change and informational web pages become available) contains mostly rides in East Central Illinois. Two good lists of regional rides are Midwest Bicycle Rides (mostly Illinois) and Bike Rides in Indiana

** – denotes rides organized by bicycling communities of either Champaign, Vermillion or Piatt Communities.
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** Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 Winter Ride, Elks Lake Pavilion, Lake of the Woods Park, Mahomet IL A mid-winter afternoon of riding, food, and board games. A ten mile loop near mahomet and/or Fat Bike/Mountain Bike ride in the Park. All will return to the cabin for hot soup and hot drinks, in front of the fire. Reps from The Prairie Cycle Club, Second Wind Running Club, and the Champaign Ski & Adventure Club who be present. This is a no charge event from Champaign Cycle and the Champaign County Forest Preserve District. Produced by Champaign Cycle.

** Saturday, May 19, 2018 PCC Spring Metric, Urbana IL A revival of the Prairie Cycle Club spring metric with 35 and 65 mile routes. A great ride to start your season. More details to follow.

** Saturday, June 2, 2018 River to Rail Ride, Kickapoo State Park (large pavilion near the cemetery). 62 and 32 mile options. a benefit ride for construction of the Kickapoo Rail Trail, which will eventually traverse 24.5 miles of former rail right-of-way from Urbana in Champaign County to Kickapoo State Park in Vermilion County. More details forthcoming.

** Saturday, June 9, 2018, Ride for Ray, Urbana – 13 / 36 / 62 / 100 and 128 mile options. Ray Spooner decided to bicycle across the United States as a way to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for ALS. This ride benefits ALS Research and Awareness. Event Facebook page

** Sunday, June 17, 2018 The Apple Pie Ride, River Bend Forest Preserve, Mahomet IL A fun Father’s Day ride with 10 mile family route and 30 mile long route. Ride with your kids or your friends and have a piece of pie at the finish. Ride benefits the KRT. Produced by Champaign Cycle.

** Sunday August 5, 2018 The Cherry Pie Ride, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, north of Homer IL A fun ride with 10 mile family route and 30 mile long route. Ride with your kids or your friends and have a piece of pie at the finish, Ride benefits the KRT. Produced by Champaign Cycle.

** Saturday August 18, 2018 The PCC Tour and Gran Fondo, Urbana IL 35, 65, and 100 mile route with a timed Gran Fondo. This PCC century ride has been produced continuously since 1971. Join the tradition. Produced by Prairie Cycle Club. More details to follow.

** Sunday, September 30, 2018 Ride to the Depot, White Heath, IL We will have routes of 35, 65, and 100 miles on the best route in our area. Pizza and beer at the finish. The ride benefits the Kickapoo Rails to Trails.
Produced by Champaign Cycle.

** Sunday Oct. 14. The Pumpkin Pie Ride, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet IL A fun ride with 10 mile family route and 30 mile long route. Ride with your kids or your friends and have a piece of pie at the finish, Ride benefits the Kickapoo Rails to Trails. Produced by Champaign Cycle. Produced by Champaign Cycle.