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  • Frank-Paulos-Hampshire-200k03-30-2024 07:002 Registered

    03-30-2024
    07:00
    CST
    03-30-2024
    20:30
    01-01-2024 00:00
    03-30-2024 08:00
    125
    Rider's Choice
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:37:07 AM Sunset at 7:19:14 PM
    Ride Leader(s):

    Get me there
    Hampshire Forest Preserve
    44W745 Allen Rd
    Hampshire, IL 60140

    Parking is free. Do not leave valuables in the car. Drop off box will be pointed out for use at the finish.
    Stops on the Ride

    The Rider's Choice 200k is a special 200k ride that happens every weekend from April thru most of October that does NOT already have classic brevets running.  Unlike most club rides, the route is not set ahead of time, rather the first rider to sign up will pick from the list of 200k routes in our route library. Routes follow quiet roads or use bicycling infrastructure where safe and possible.

    The start of a Rider's Choice is electronic or via a start volunteer.  If there is no start volunteer, participants must upload a photo of themselves wearing their helmet and reflective gear to the Ride Day Slack Channel (contest at the end of the year for most photogenic!).  A brevet card is attached to every registration that includes stops along the way and key phone numbers. Rider’s should print this card and bring it along.

    Routes for the Rider’s Choice start in Delavan (WI), Oregon (IL), Whitewater, Woodstock (IL), Evanston (IL), Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Rapids, Green Bay, Hampshire and others.   All club members are free to contact the club about submitting new rides!

  • Riders-Choice-200k04-06-2024 07:00None Registered

    04-06-2024
    07:00
    CST
    04-06-2024
    20:30
    01-01-2024 00:00
    04-06-2024 08:00
    125
    Rider's Choice
    Unknown
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:22:02 AM Sunset at 7:23:24 PM
    Ride Leader(s):

    Get me there
    Chicago TBD
    TBD
    Chicago, Illinois


    The Rider's Choice 200k is a special 200k ride that happens every weekend from April thru most of October that does NOT already have classic brevets running.  Unlike most club rides, the route is not set ahead of time, rather the first rider to sign up will pick from the list of 200k routes in our route library. Routes follow quiet roads or use bicycling infrastructure where safe and possible.

    The start of a Rider's Choice is electronic or via a start volunteer.  If there is no start volunteer, participants must upload a photo of themselves wearing their helmet and reflective gear to the Ride Day Slack Channel (contest at the end of the year for most photogenic!).  A brevet card is attached to every registration that includes stops along the way and key phone numbers. Rider’s should print this card and bring it along.

    Routes for the Rider’s Choice start in Delavan (WI), Oregon (IL), Whitewater, Woodstock (IL), Evanston (IL), Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Rapids, Green Bay, Hampshire and others.   All club members are free to contact the club about submitting new rides!

  • CLUB-OPENER:-Evanston-to-Bull-Valley-200k04-13-2024 08:0013 Registered

    04-13-2024
    08:00
    CST
    04-13-2024
    21:30
    01-01-2024 00:00
    04-13-2024 09:00
    124
    200k
    Rolling
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:10:39 AM Sunset at 7:31:38 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Michele Brougher

    Get me there
    Temperence Beer Company
    2000 Dempster Street
    Evanston, Illinois 60202

    Park on the east side of the lot just south of the taproom against the chain link fence OR in the shopping center next door.

    Stops on the Ride

    RUSA  #2394 This is a loop route from Evanston to Bull Valley on rolling roads. We are taking advantage of many paved bike trails for safety and because they are nice!  Parking can be difficult in this area but there are a large number of businesses from Starbucks to Pizza plus the finish at Temperence Beer.  This was a traditional opener/closer for several years.

    This is an urban ride. Though you may be able to finish the route before sundown, our advice is to bring lights and reflective gear just in case you find yourself out after dark.

  • Riders-Choice-200k04-20-2024 07:00None Registered

    04-20-2024
    07:00
    CST
    04-20-2024
    20:30
    01-01-2024 00:00
    04-20-2024 08:00
    125
    Rider's Choice
    Unknown
    13:30
    Sunrise at 5:59:40 AM Sunset at 7:38:53 PM
    Ride Leader(s):

    Get me there
    Chicago TBD
    TBD
    Chicago, Illinois


    The Rider's Choice 200k is a special 200k ride that happens every weekend from April thru most of October that does NOT already have classic brevets running.  Unlike most club rides, the route is not set ahead of time, rather the first rider to sign up will pick from the list of 200k routes in our route library. Routes follow quiet roads or use bicycling infrastructure where safe and possible.

    The start of a Rider's Choice is electronic or via a start volunteer.  If there is no start volunteer, participants must upload a photo of themselves wearing their helmet and reflective gear to the Ride Day Slack Channel (contest at the end of the year for most photogenic!).  A brevet card is attached to every registration that includes stops along the way and key phone numbers. Rider’s should print this card and bring it along.

    Routes for the Rider’s Choice start in Delavan (WI), Oregon (IL), Whitewater, Woodstock (IL), Evanston (IL), Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Rapids, Green Bay, Hampshire and others.   All club members are free to contact the club about submitting new rides!

  • Psychedelic-Eagle-200k04-27-2024 07:00None Registered

    04-27-2024
    07:00
    CST
    04-27-2024
    20:30
    01-01-2024 00:00
    04-27-2024 08:00
    125
    200k
    Rolling
    13:30
    Sunrise at 5:51:52 AM Sunset at 7:50:46 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Michele Brougher

    Get me there
    Woodstock Metra Station East
    401 Clay St
    Woodstock, Illinois 60098

    Stops on the Ride

    Lollipop route up to Eagle and back to Woodstock. About 4,700 ft of climbing so challenging without being obnoxious. Start at 7:00 am means reflective gear is needed!

  • Psychdelic-Turtle-300k04-27-2024 07:004 Registered

    04-27-2024
    07:00
    CST
    04-28-2024
    03:00
    01-01-2024 00:00
    04-27-2024 08:00
    188
    300k
    Rolling
    20:00
    Sunrise at 5:51:51 AM Sunset at 7:50:41 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Michele Brougher

    Get me there
    Best Western
    990 Lake Ave
    Woodstock, IL 60098

    Make your reservations early if you need a place to stay. There will not be a hotel block. We highly recommend getting a room for the overnight of the 600k even if you are planning on riding straight through. Having the option and a place to shower and change/keep clothing and devices charging makes everything easier.

     

    Stops on the Ride

  • All-Aboard-Chicago-Fleche05-04-2024 00:00None Registered

    05-04-2024
    00:00
    CST
    05-05-2024
    00:00
    01-01-2024 00:00
    05-04-2024 01:00
    225
    Fleche
    Hilly
    24:00
    Sunrise at 5:42:45 AM Sunset at 7:57:01 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Michele Brougher

    Get me there
    Quality Inn St Charles
    1600 E Main St
    St. Charles Township, Illinois 60174


    Riders choose their own distance at or over 360k to complete in 24 hours.  A fleche team requires at least 3-5 bicycles (a tandem counts as one) - more is unruly and fewer is not really a team.  The team must ride together and finish together.  Each team has it's own route that it designs and submits to the Club.  That route may be a circle or a one way (true arrow!) with the finish being in St Charles at the Quality Inn.  Submit your routes to info@greatlakesultracycling.org.

    The only real control must be 25k from the finish and is at 2 hours from the finish.  This ensures a leisurely ride to the finish with a lot of camaraderie.  No two teams can overlap or ride with each other.  Teams then celebrate together at the finish which will be on Sunday between 9 am and 6 pm.  Teams must be registered for this event and have their routes submitted 2 weeks before the event itself.  The GLR board will validate the routes and approve them/suggest changes so figure out your teams early to claim your preferred route.

    Note the start time here is left at midnight but teams can start any time between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm on Saturday to finish on Sunday.  There will be a get-together/party at the finish to celebrate.

    Please note, this fleche does not satisfy criteria for anything outside of Great Lakes Randonneurs as we maintain no affilation with RUSA.

  • Fox-River-Ramble05-04-2024 07:001 Registered

    05-04-2024
    07:00
    CST
    05-04-2024
    20:30
    01-01-2024 00:00
    05-04-2024 08:00
    125
    200k
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 5:42:27 AM Sunset at 7:58:27 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Michele Brougher

    Get me there
    Quality Inn
    1785 S Eastwood Dr
    Woodstock, Illinois 60098

    Stops on the Ride

    Relatively flat route from Woodstock west to Kingston (no relation to current treasurer).  We then duck south a bit and curve around to South Elgin.  The next 40 odd miles are on the Fox River and Prairie Path Trails to Richmond.  Then back to the roads to Woodstock.  A very pleasent and social route.

  • Cranorama-200k05-11-2024 07:001 Registered

    05-11-2024
    07:00
    CST
    05-11-2024
    20:30
    01-01-2024 00:00
    05-11-2024 08:00
    125
    Rider's Choice
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 5:34:00 AM Sunset at 8:17:16 PM
    Ride Leader(s):

    Get me there
    Cobble Stone Inn.
    3010 8TH ST S
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI 54494

    Stops on the Ride

    The Rider's Choice 200k is a special 200k ride that happens every weekend from April thru most of October that does NOT already have classic brevets running.  Unlike most club rides, the route is not set ahead of time, rather the first rider to sign up will pick from the list of 200k routes in our route library. Routes follow quiet roads or use bicycling infrastructure where safe and possible.

    The start of a Rider's Choice is electronic or via a start volunteer.  If there is no start volunteer, participants must upload a photo of themselves wearing their helmet and reflective gear to the Ride Day Slack Channel (contest at the end of the year for most photogenic!).  A brevet card is attached to every registration that includes stops along the way and key phone numbers. Rider’s should print this card and bring it along.

    Routes for the Rider’s Choice start in Delavan (WI), Oregon (IL), Whitewater, Woodstock (IL), Evanston (IL), Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Rapids, Green Bay, Hampshire and others.   All club members are free to contact the club about submitting new rides!

  • Whitewater-Circusworld05-18-2024 05:004 Registered

    05-18-2024
    05:00
    CST
    05-19-2024
    08:00
    01-01-2024 00:00
    05-18-2024 06:00
    252
    400k
    Hilly
    27:00
    Sunrise at 5:26:41 AM Sunset at 8:16:00 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Michele Brougher

    Get me there
    Caseys Whitewater
    650 E Milwaukee St
    Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190

    Stops on the Ride

    This is a version of Jim Krep's Original Baraboo ride adapted to start in Whitewater.  It's a hilly ride ascending the Baraboo Bluff and with a chunk of the driftless in the middle.  It then flattens out to Columbus before returning to rolling back to the finish at Whitewater.

    There are several places to stay in Whitewater with the most inexpensive being the TriCounty Motel and the Super 8 (more expensive).  A room is highly recommended for a 400k before and after the ride.


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