Time: April 29, 2017 from 8am to 4pm
Location: Illinois National Guard Armory
Street: 600 Shiloh Drive
City/Town: Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Website or Map: http://www.thegreatdetour.org/
Event Type: century, metric century, century bike ride, bike ride, long bike ride
Organized By: Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
Latest Activity: Nov 18, 2016
Crank your pedals and unleash the rhythmic freedom of your own power as you take flight on the road. The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce invites you to share your love of biking by joining us on our first deTour through Jefferson County Bike Ride! Whether you enjoy occasional weekend rides with your kids or you’re more of a regular rider—we have a route for you.
Roll through scenic countryside and small towns that wind through the relatively flat terrain of Jefferson County, IL, experiencing the Midwest in ways you never could while driving. Stimulate the mind and the body with an exhilarating day on the bike followed by free entry into the Cedarhurst Art Center where you can explore the local culture to your heart’s content.
We have three recreational rides for you to choose from: Metric Century, 35 Mile Ride, and a Family Ride (approximately 4.3 miles). The Family Ride starts and finishes from Cedarhurst Center of the Arts and the other two routes start and finish from the Illinois National Guard Armory. Enjoy the fresh, after-ride glow you’ll have after journeying from Mt. Vernon to beautiful Rend Lake and back on the Metric Century and 30 Mile Ride. The Metric Century and 30 Mile Rides include rest stops supplied with food and water every 10 miles or so. This spring, write your own adventure with each turn of the wheel by joining our deTour Bike Ride!
Price: $25/person by April 8th
$35/ after April 8th
Kids under 13/$8
Kiddie Ride $5
Registration & T-shirt pick-up: opens at 7:00am
30 Mile Ride: 9:00am
Family Ride: 10:00 am
Please show up 1 hr before your ride start