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  • Reverse Eagle 12505-08-2021 07:001 Registered

    05-08-2021
    07:00
    CST
    05-08-2021
    20:31
    03-15-2021 17:16
    05-08-2021 08:00
    126
    Ultra Event
    Rolling
    13:31
    Sunrise at 5:38:04 AM Sunset at 7:58:41 PM

    Michele Brougher
    Email Michele(952)215-1503

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    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
    $5.00
    $20.00

    Lollipop route up to Eagle and back to Woodstock going through Delavan, Eagle and Lyons and Hebron. About 4,700 ft of climbing so challenging without being obnoxious. Start at 7:00 am means reflective gear is needed for this ride.  This is a club favorite.

    Brevet Available GLUC Members on or before  March 15, 2021 - 200k ACP, contact info@greatlakesultracycling.org 1 week prior to the ride

  • Turtletown Double Century05-08-2021 07:0012 Registered

    05-08-2021
    07:00
    CST
    05-09-2021
    04:27
    03-15-2021 17:39
    05-08-2021 08:00
    200
    Double Century
    Mixed
    21:27
    Sunrise at 5:38:04 AM Sunset at 7:58:41 PM

    Michele Brougher
    Email Michele(952)215-1503

    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.

     

    $10.00
    $25.00

    The first ride opportunity in our Midwest III Crown.  You will find everything from old bridges to hills, trails, rivers and farms including the historic bridge at Tiffany.  The route is clockwise so you will see the most beautiful section (and biggest hillls) early.  The stretch from Brodhead to Alabany on Rustic Roads is especially beautiful and a welcomed change from past rides.  The Safest Route Policy is in force and we prefer the quieter and more scenic roads.  There are a fair number of places to stop, but be aware that Milton may be the last 24 hour store (Darien may change back but for now is still not 24 hour).

    There is no time limit but we will record your time and we recommend that you be able to maintain a 10 mph average including stops to ensure a good experience.

    There will be a pre-ride Zoom on Friday May 7 at 8:00 pm.  All riders must attend.  We will go over support options, start time and other ride details!

    Topic: Turtletown Double Century Zoom
    Time: May 7, 2021 08:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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  • Blackhawk Double Century05-15-2021 06:002 Registered

    05-15-2021
    06:00
    CST
    05-16-2021
    03:27
    03-15-2021 17:46
    05-15-2021 07:00
    200
    Double Century
    Hilly
    21:27
    Sunrise at 5:30:40 AM Sunset at 8:05:56 PM

    Michele Brougher
    Email Michele(952)215-1503

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    Paddlewheel Inn
    1457 IL Rt. 2 N
    Oregon, IL 61061

    Make your reservations early if you intend to stay here. There will not be a hotel block reserved.
    $10.00
    $25.00

    Second in our Midwest III Crown Series.  This is a hilly ride out of Oregon, Illinois that will take you south through Dixon and east through Mt Caroll to the Mississippi River and back.  The all outdoor Dairy Queen in Mt Caroll is not to be missed for a high calorie and easy to socially distance stop.  You'll get a view of the Mississippi before returning along quiet roads to Oregon.

    Brevet Available GLUC Members on or before  March 15, 2021 - 300k ACP, contact info@greatlakesultracycling.org 1 week prior to the ride

  • Chonkey Chimp 100k05-15-2021 08:002 Registered

    05-15-2021
    08:00
    CST
    05-15-2021
    14:39
    03-15-2021 17:47
    05-15-2021 09:00
    62
    Gravel
    Hilly
    6:39
    Sunrise at 5:30:40 AM Sunset at 8:05:56 PM

    Michele Brougher
    Email Michele(952)215-1503
    Brian Lewis-Jones

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    Paddlewheel Inn
    1457 IL Rt. 2 N
    Oregon, IL 61061

    Make your reservations early if you intend to stay here. There will not be a hotel block reserved.

    Gravel ride to Shannon, IL from Oregon on some of the nicest gravel to be found.  Meet up at the parking lot of the Paddlewheel in and try your hand at some gravel.  This is not a RUSA event.  There are no controls or time limits, just lots of fun.

  • Long Prairie 15006-05-2021 06:00None Registered

    06-05-2021
    06:00
    CST
    06-05-2021
    21:53
    03-15-2021 18:14
    06-05-2021 07:00
    148
    Ultra Event
    Hilly
    15:53
    Sunrise at 5:17:21 AM Sunset at 8:23:53 PM

    Michele Brougher
    Email Michele(952)215-1503

    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.

     

    $5.00
    $20.00

    Fun loop ride out to Brodhead via Clinton and returning on Creek Road.  This is a super fun route with one of the best approaches into Brodhead (a tiny figure 8) that has been found.  A long section on the limestone Prairie trail will protect you from the wind on your return if the Hawk is blowing of the Lake.

    Brevet Available GLUC Members on or before  March 15, 2021 - 200k ACP, contact info@greatlakesultracycling.org 1 week prior to the ride

  • Chicago Loop 25006-05-2021 06:00None Registered

    06-05-2021
    06:00
    CST
    06-06-2021
    08:49
    03-15-2021 18:17
    06-05-2021 07:00
    250
    Ultra Event
    Hilly
    26:49
    Sunrise at 5:17:21 AM Sunset at 8:23:53 PM

    Michele Brougher
    Email Michele(952)215-1503

    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.

     

    $15.00
    $30.00

    This is a dobule loop format 250 mile ride from Woodstock, Illinois. Huge variety of territory here. The first "loop" is 150 miles and heads northwest out of Woodstock through farmland past Harvard and north of Beloit on less used roads. The terrain turns rolling and we skirt the edge of the drift less coming into Brodhead before turning around. From Brodhead we return east on past Turtle Creek and the Stone Arch Bridge at Tiffany. Passing south of Beloit through Rockton and Roscoe we take the Long Prairie Trail to Capron and back to Woodstock.

    At this point, riders refuel. It will probably be sometime in the late afternoon to early evening. 24 hour services may be scarce due to the pandemic, but you should be able to find water and we may be out on the course with some. The route heads east through McHenry and and Mudelaein to the North Shore Bike Path through Libertyville. We then pick up Skokie Valley Bike Trail down to Highland Park before returning west on hopefully quiet streets through Buffalo Grove and Barrington Hills. In Algonquin, we pick up the Prairie Trail back to Crystal Lake and the trail back to Woodstock to finish up 250 miles.

    Brevet Available GLUC Members on or before  March 15, 2021 - 400k ACP, contact info@greatlakesultracycling.org 1 week prior to the ride date

  • Dancing Jellyfish 37506-19-2021 04:001 Registered

    06-19-2021
    04:00
    CST
    06-20-2021
    20:52
    03-27-2021 07:22
    06-19-2021 05:00
    379
    Ultra Event
    Hilly
    40:52
    Sunrise at 5:16:43 AM Sunset at 8:30:18 PM

    Michele Brougher
    Email Michele(952)215-1503

    Get me there
    Paddlewheel Inn
    1457 IL Rt. 2 N
    Oregon, IL 61061

    Make your reservations early if you intend to stay here. There will not be a hotel block reserved.
    $20.00
    $35.00

    This is a hilly and scenic 375 mile 2 day ride out of Oregon, Illinois.  Starting from the Paddlewheel Inn on the Rock River, we take a few short miles upstream before climbing out of the Rock River Valley.  Once at the top, it's non-stop rollers through Freeport, home of the Pretzels and a turnaround in Monroe, Wisconsin.  Hopefully, the wind is from the north as you retrace your steps back to Oregon for a refueling stop.

    The second 3rd of the ride keeps going south through Dixon to Sterling, where we cross the Rock again on a cycling trail.  We then climb out of the valley once more on quiet roads to historic Mt Carroll and the world's best outdoor Dairy Queen.  We then back track to Oregon to spend the night at the Paddlewheel.

    The final 3rd of the ride takes the improved cycling shoulder along the Rock River to Byron and heads north to Winnebago before angling east to Rockton, again crossing the Rock River.  A short stint on the easily ridable Long Prairie Trail to Poplar Grove then ends and we take roads south through farmlands through Kirkland to Oregon passing the Blackhawk Statue for our finish.

    This ride is planned for 2 days.  We highly recommend you stay at the Paddlewheel.  Oregon has few to no 24 hour services so be sure to have dinner and breakfast planned in your room.  Byron is only a short easy distance on Day 2 so a more substantial stop there for fueling is recommended.  This ride has mandatory requirements for reflective gear and lights and is an advanced challenge.  Be prepared for lots of climbing but be rewarded by some fabulous scenery and views of the Rock River.

    A brevet option is available to GLUC members active on or before March 15, 2021.  Be advised you will be no be on this route, but instead the certified 600k route, My Ears are Bleeding which is the most difficult ride in the Upper Midwest at nearly 30,000 ft of climbing.  You must contact us at info@greatlakesultracycling.org 1 week prior to the ride.

  • Dancing Jellyfish Double Century06-19-2021 05:001 Registered

    06-19-2021
    05:00
    CST
    06-20-2021
    02:27
    03-15-2021 18:35
    06-19-2021 06:00
    200
    Double Century
    Rolling
    21:27
    Sunrise at 5:16:43 AM Sunset at 8:30:18 PM

    Michele Brougher
    Email Michele(952)215-1503

    Get me there
    Paddlewheel Inn
    1457 IL Rt. 2 N
    Oregon, IL 61061

    Make your reservations early if you intend to stay here. There will not be a hotel block reserved.
    $10.00
    $25.00

    The third in our Midwest III Crown Double Century series. This is another great ride out of Oregon, Illinois.  It consists of a loop followed by 2 smaller loops giving you time (and temptation) to call it quits a bit early.  The initial loop heads north to Winnebago before crossing the Rock River.  We then spend a few miles on the Long Prairie Trail and head back to Oregon.  Next we. head into the hills for a quick 20 mile loop up to Leaf River before heading south to Dixon and returning for the finish.

    This is a great ride. - about 7,000 ft of climbing so its no slouch, but not quite as beefy as the Blackhawk!

    Brevet Available GLUC Members on or before  March 15, 2021 - 300k ACP, contact info@greatlakesultracycling.org 1 week prior to the ride date

  • Dancing Jellyfish 12506-19-2021 05:00None Registered

    06-19-2021
    05:00
    CST
    06-19-2021
    18:30
    03-15-2021 18:54
    06-19-2021 06:00
    125
    Ultra Event
    Rolling
    13:30
    Sunrise at 5:16:43 AM Sunset at 8:30:18 PM

    Michele Brougher
    Email Michele(952)215-1503

    Get me there
    Paddlewheel Inn
    1457 IL Rt. 2 N
    Oregon, IL 61061

    Make your reservations early if you intend to stay here. There will not be a hotel block reserved.
    $5.00
    $20.00

    New 125 Mile Ride to  Mt Carroll via Dixon.  We take the same route as the Dancing Jellyfish Double Century first loop heading north to Winnebago, crossing the Rock and returning to Oregon on quiet farm roads.  About 3,300 ft of climbing so it's pretty mellow.  Great views of the Byron Nuclear Power Plant on the return.

    Brevet Available GLUC Members on or before  March 15, 2021 - 200k ACP, contact info@greatlakesultracycling.org

  • Nature's Metropolis 200k06-26-2021 07:00None Registered

    06-26-2021
    07:00
    CST
    06-26-2021
    21:16
    04-27-2021 20:04
    06-26-2021 08:00
    133
    Ultra Event
    Mixed
    14:16
    Sunrise at 5:18:48 AM Sunset at 8:31:13 PM

    Jerad Tintera

    Get me there
    Willow Springs Metra Station
    501 Willow Blvd
    Willow Springs, Illinois 60480

    $5.00
    $20.00

    Social Gathering Before/After



    Come join us for a new route out of the southwest 'burbs! This mixed terrain route starts out of Willow Springs heading south across the Valparaiso Moraine. Eventually you'll head west across the Kanakee River to Seneca. In Seneca you'll cross the Illinois River and turn east to follow the route of the old I&M Canal back to Willow Springs. At the finish you'll be rewarded with a socially-distanced gathering at Imperial Oak Brewing, convenientely located right across the street from the train station.

    For this route I tried to stick to roads as much as possible, but at certain points I couldn't avoid a short stretch on crushed limestone trail. These points are noted on the route. That said, if trails are your thing, I created an alternate route that takes full advantage of the trails. You can find that route in the GLUC route library if you're interested.

Sunrise and Sunset courtesy of Sunrise-Sunset.org