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Interplanetary Bicycle Ride combined with Proctor Cycling Classic June 27/28

For the first time, the Interplanetary Bicycle Ride weekend is combined with the Proctor Cycling Classic weekend.
Some readers may remember that the Interplanetary was featured in the Chicago Tribune several years ago.
This year it's a Unique Cycling Weekend - Come for the tour and stay for the races*!
Lakeview Museum’s 15th Annual Interplanetary Bicycle Ride
Cyclists can follow the orbits of planetary explorers through the
"Worlds Largest complete Model of the Solar System", that was listed in the Guinness Book of Records till 1998 (when they dropped the category).
Sunday’s races bring the excitement of the Illinois State Criterium Championships to the streets of downtown Peoria.
June 27/28, 2009, Peoria, Illinois
The Interplanetary Bicycle Ride follows a route from Dunlap, Illinois, through Lakeview Museum’s Community Solar System, the world’s largest complete model of the solar system. On Saturday, cyclists visit the outer planets on route lengths varying from 12 to 100 miles. Both road and trail routes are available.
On Sunday, riders travel from the Sun to Saturn and back, a 24-mile route connecting the inner planets through the streets of Peoria and East Peoria, ending up at the Proctor Cycling Classic.
Registration is $22 ($27 after June 19th ). A family can ride for $50. Fee includes museum admission, the Saturday night Star Party, and more. For more information, visit or call (309) 686-7000. You can register online at following a link from the museum webpage.
*The Proctor Cycling Classic is sponsored by the Peoria Bicycle Club, not affiliated with Lakeview Museum. For information go to
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