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  • The Z Tour Bike Ride Steering Committee is pictured presenting a check in the amount of $30,000 generated from the July 16 event which had a record 700 registered riders. All of the proceeds raised from the Z Tour Bike Ride are donated to the Zearing Child Enrichment Center, a not-for-profit early childhood education center that serves area children from 6 weeks of age to 12 years old. Z Tour Bike Ride Steering Committee members include: Front (L-R) Brian Church, Lisa Vincent, Nicole Sampson, Peg Maciejewski, and Annette Schnabel. Middle (L-R) Dennis Toth, Paul McMahon, Keenan Campbell, Kim Hanke, and Bill Schnabel. Back (L-R) Mike Judge, Ryan Crouch, Rick Brooks, and Tom Tester. Absent from the photo: Sue Fandel and Dan Eiten. Mark your calendars now for the 2017 ride which will be held on Saturday, July 15!The Z Tour Bike Ride Steering Committee is pictured presenting a check in the amount of $30,000 generated from the July 16 event which had a record 700 registered riders. All of the proceeds raised from the Z Tour Bike Ride are donated to the Zearing Child Enrichment Center, a not-for-profit early childhood education center that serves area children from 6 weeks of age to 12 years old. Z Tour Bike Ride Steering Committee members include: Front (L-R) Brian Church, Lisa Vincent, Nicole Sampson, Peg Maciejewski, and Annette Schnabel. Middle (L-R) Dennis Toth, Paul McMahon, Keenan Campbell, Kim Hanke, and Bill Schnabel. Back (L-R) Mike Judge, Ryan Crouch, Rick Brooks, and Tom Tester. Absent from the photo: Sue Fandel and Dan Eiten. Mark your calendars now for the 2017 ride which will be held on Saturday, July 15!
    View on FacebookAugust 25th, 2016
  • Aloha! 100 miler rest stop at Bureau Junction. These photos are courtesy of another great local photographer Kathy Bauer, Bureau County Tourism. Thanks Kathy!Z Tour Bike Ride added 19 new photos.

    Aloha! 100 miler rest stop at Bureau Junction. These photos are courtesy of another great local photographer Kathy Bauer, Bureau County Tourism. Thanks Kathy!
    View on FacebookJuly 24th, 2016
  • Several 2016 photos courtesy of Mike Vaughn have been posted under Photos. If you don't see yourself, you can reach out to Mike via Facebook. Thank you Mike Vaughn!
    July 23rd, 2016
  • Congratulations to Z Tour Bike Ride! Thank you for bringing 700+ riders and their families to our community..........what a great event!

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    Z-Tour Riders Ride For Many ReasonsZ-Tour riders come in a variety of forms — younger riders, older riders, newer riders, seasoned ri...
    View LinkJuly 21st, 2016
  • That was the most fun century ride I have ever done!!
    July 20th, 2016
  • Z Tour Bike Ride updated their profile picture.

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  • Z Tour Bike Ride updated their cover photo.

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The 2016 Z-Tour Ride Raised $30,000 For The Zearing Child Enrichment Center!

The Z Tour Bike Ride Steering Committee is pictured presenting a check in the amount of $30,000 generated from the July 16 event which had a record 700 registered riders. All of the proceeds raised from the Z Tour Bike Ride are donated to the Zearing Child Enrichment Center, a not-for-profit early childhood education center that serves area children from 6 weeks of age to 12 years old. Z Tour Bike Ride Steering Committee members include: Front (L-R) Brian Church, Lisa Vincent, Nicole Sampson, Peg Maciejewski, and Annette Schnabel. Middle (L-R) Dennis Toth, Paul McMahon, Keenan Campbell, Kim Hanke, and Bill Schnabel. Back (L-R) Mike Judge, Ryan Crouch, Rick Brooks, and Tom Tester. Absent from the photo: Sue Fandel and Dan Eiten.

Ride With Us at the 6th Annual Z-Tour Bike Ride!

The Zearing Child Enrichment Center invites you to ride in the Z-Tour 2016 on Saturday, July 16th, 2016. Each year the scenic Z-Tour begins and ends at Princeton's beautiful Zearing Park.

This road ride provides you a chance to enjoy some of the best bike roads that northwest Illinois has to offer. The routes will feature loops that incorporate hills, rolling terrain, beautiful views of Bureau Creek with minimal traffic.

Well stocked rest stops, enthusiastic staff, and a nutritious meal to follow.

  • Well-marked bike routes
  • Well-paved, low traveled roadways
  • Maps and cue for all routes.
  • Radio-dispatched SAG until 3:00PM
  • Post-ride meal provided
  • Three rest stops supplied with food and beverages.
  • Easy and fast check-in
  • All riders must start between 6:00AM - 9:30AM
  • 65 and 100 milers out by 8:00AM!

Registration Fees

Before June 17th
Early Bird Registration - $30.00

June 17th - July 13th
Registration - $35.00

After July 13th
Regular Registration - $40.00


For additional information please contact us by using the form here or email us at ztourinfo@gmail.com





Bike Safety Quiz

This past June, the Ride Illinois launched www.bikesafetyquiz.com, an interactive resource with brief but thorough quiz-based lessons - one each for Adult Bicyclists, Child Bicyclists, and Motorists. The content, approved by the Secretary of State's Office, covers relevant state laws, safety techniques and how to avoid common crash types. The Ride Illinois has started working with bike shops, bike clubs, driver's education instructors, towns, schools, police and others to promote its use. If you have not seen it yet, check it out and take the quiz today! For those who complete the quiz, a "Certificate of Completion" can be printed out.



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