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  • The countdown begins! Join us for one of the best bike rides in north central Illinois.Z Tour Bike Ride - Princeton, Illinois
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  • Need some gravel cleared for the best charity ride in north central Illinois? Who ya gonna call? "Hopebusters"!Need some gravel cleared for the best charity ride in north central Illinois? Who ya gonna call? "Hopebusters"!
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  • Z Tour Bike Ride!!Z Tour Bike Ride
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  • Z Factoid of the Day: Did you know that you can check-in early or register from 6-8 pm on Friday, July 15 by joining us in downtown Princeton for the Princeton Chamber of Commerce's second summer concert featuring the Retro Rock-n-Roll Band "BagShot Row"? Music, Food, Drink, and then Biking! What's not to like about that!Z Tour Bike Ride
    View LinkJune 29th, 2016
  • Hey Baby! There's gonna to be a whole lotta shaken going on in Princeton on Saturday, July 16......Hey Baby! There's gonna to be a whole lotta shaken going on in Princeton on Saturday, July 16......
    View on FacebookJune 28th, 2016
  • Pleased to announce that this guy, Pete Hamilton, will be performing at Zearing Park from 1:00-3:00. Cool!Pleased to announce that this guy, Pete Hamilton, will be performing at Zearing Park from 1:00-3:00. Cool!
    View on FacebookJune 24th, 2016
  • 52 Ways To Make Your Cycling Time More Enjoyable1. Ride for yourself. Not what others expect from you. 2. Don't be afraid to try something new. A ne...
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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 11th
Registration - $35.00

After July 11th
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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