• Please join Us for the 5th Annual Z-Tour Bike Ride!

    To help support the Zearing Child Enrichment Center!
  • This Year's Z-Tour consists of five scenic routes...

    10 mile, 30 mile, 50 mile, 62 mile and 100 mile route.
  • ...through historic Princeton, IL and the beautiful Bureau County Countryside.

    Rolling hills and picturesque scenery along each route.
  • Ride back into time crossing stretches of the Hennepin Canal and Bureau Creek

    Taking in the panoramic views of northwest Illinois!
  • "Excellent from start to finish. Family friendly route. Looking forward to next year. Thanks!"

    - Joanne H.

5th Annual Z-Tour Bike Ride

The Zearing Child Enrichment Center invites you to ride in the Z-Tour 2015 on Saturday, July 18th, 2015. 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
  • 100 milers out by 8:00AM!

Registration Fees

Before June 18th
Early Bird Registration - $25.00

After June 18th
Late Registration - $35.00

Adult Dri-Fit Shirt available for purchase at $20 (quantities limited)
Ride cycle socks available for purchase at $12 (quantities limited)

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 League of Illinois Bicyclist (LIB) 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 LIB 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.


Mudcross Challenge, Princeton, IL

News and Announcements
  • Your wish is our command. The 2015 routes are posted at www.z-tour.org. Cheers!

    Z-Tour Bike Ride - Zearing Park, Princeton, IL - Saturday, July 18th, 2015
    www.z-tour.org
    The Zearing Child Enrichment Center invites you to ride in the Z-Tour 2015 on Saturday, July 18th, 2015. Each year the scenic Z-Tour begins and ends at Princeton's beautiful Zearing Park.


    May 13th 2015Link to status update
  • Last night, the Z Tour Bike Ride was presented with "Service Organization of the Year Award" at the Princeton Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner. Many thanks to the Chamber for this honor and to all who have made the ride possible. Our youth are 25% of our population, but 100% of our future!

    April 17th 2015Link to status update
  • Just a little bike humor on a bitter cold and snowy day........

    Top 10 cyclist pick up lines

    1. I WHEELIE like you.
    2. Your pace or mine?
    3. Want to get anaerobic?
    4. I believe in riding with protection. (looking at a helmet)
    5. Want to come over and borrow my chain whip?
    6. Can I make you a recovery drink? You are going to need it.
    7. Want to go for a ride?
    8. I'm an endurance athlete.
    9. I bet we could do some good interval training together.
    10. I like your frame.

    Spring will be here soon, we hope!


    February 25th 2015Link to status update




  • February 20th 2015Link to status update
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