• 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, 65 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.

It's Getting Close! Here Is Some Event Location Information

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
  • 65 and 100 milers out by 8:00AM!

Registration Fees

Before June 18th
Early Bird Registration - $25.00

After June 18th
Late Registration - $35.00

Our bike jersey has been resigned!

Adult dri-fit shirt - $20 or
50/50 cotton blend shirt - $15
DeFeet cycle socks - $12
Place your order in advance by visiting our Merchandise page.
Quantities limited for purchase on the day of the ride.


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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News and Announcements
  • Some directions to help you with parking and check-in/registration.Some directions to help you with parking and check-in/registration.
    View on FacebookJuly 1st, 2015
  • We train them at a young age! Register for the 5th annual Z Tour Bike Ride today.We train them at a young age! Register for the 5th annual Z Tour Bike Ride today.
    View on FacebookJune 29th, 2015
  • Future Z Tour rider!Future Z Tour rider!
    View on FacebookJune 19th, 2015
  • Our early registration deadline is just around the corner. Sign-up on or before June 18 and save $10. The bike jersey order deadline is the same day. We will have a limited number of jerseys for purchase on ride day. Jersey orders can also be placed on ride day with anticipated delivery 4-6 weeks following the event. Check out the swag on the merchandise tab.
    June 16th, 2015
  • Early registration deadline is around the corner. Register on or before June 19 and save $10!
    June 16th, 2015
  • The bike jersey order deadline for pick-up on the day of the ride is June 19. We will also have a limited number of jerseys for purchase at the merchandise tent on ride day. Jerseys can be ordered on ride day with delivery expected about five weeks after the event.
    June 16th, 2015
  • We have been busy creating new Z Tour Bike Ride swag. Click on the Merchandise tab on the website and see for yourself!
    June 3rd, 2015
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