News and Announcements
  • Happy Thanksgiving to all.Happy Thanksgiving to all.
    View on FacebookNovember 26th, 2015
  • I'm sorry I will not be joining you in 2016, as you have changed the weekend of your fabulous ride. Your new date is the same weekend as the Biking with Beanzie Ride in DeKalb, which draws hundreds of riders and is our "local" ride. I wonder why you changed weekends, when your registrations continued to increase steadily. I will miss your ride and I wish you well.
    November 17th, 2015
  • You have to be a cyclist to understand how cool this rest stop is. Well done, bike friendly Oregon.You have to be a cyclist to understand how cool this rest stop is. Well done, bike friendly Oregon.
    View on FacebookOctober 31st, 2015
  • http://rideillinois.org/new-name-new-logo-new-website/
    October 29th, 2015
  • We need your help! Please vote for us in the Princeton Chamber Of Commerce Scarecrow Contest. It is simple and easy. Just follow the instructions below. Voting ends on Friday, October 23.Z Tour Bike Ride shared Princeton Chamber of Commerce's album.

    We need your help! Please vote for us in the Princeton Chamber Of Commerce Scarecrow Contest. It is simple and easy. Just follow the instructions below. Voting ends on Friday, October 23.
    View on FacebookOctober 20th, 2015
  • A very productive lunch meeting took place today with plans to enhance your 2016 Z Tour Bike Ride experience. Thank you to the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce for hosting. Stay tuned for news and announcements.
    September 22nd, 2015
  • A huge thank you to everyone who supported the 5th annual Z Tour Bike Ride. We were able to donate $21,500 to the Zearing Child Enrichment Center. See you all next year on Saturday, July 16!!!!A huge thank you to everyone who supported the 5th annual Z Tour Bike Ride. We were able to donate $21,500 to the Zearing Child Enrichment Center. See you all next year on Saturday, July 16!!!!
    View on FacebookAugust 26th, 2015
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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 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.


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