News and Announcements
  • This past spring, Ride Illinois proposed and successfully advocated for new legislation that will strengthen Illinois bicycle traffic laws. We're pleased to announce that House Bill 1784 unanimously passed both houses and was signed into law by Governor Rauner on August 25th. The new laws will go into effect on January 1, 2018. The amendments will:
    Allow motorists to pass bicyclists in a no-passing zone under certain conditions to improve cyclist safety
    Clarify bicycling on road shoulders
    Allow a rear red light instead of or in addition to a rear red reflector
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  • It is with great pleasure and much jubilation that we present this record donation in the amount of $32,000 to the Zearing Child Enrichment Center. We are humbled beyond words for the continued support and generosity. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We hope to see you next year on Saturday, July 21, 2018.It is with great pleasure and much jubilation that we present this record donation in the amount of $32,000 to the Zearing Child Enrichment Center. We are humbled beyond words for the continued support and generosity. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We hope to see you next year on Saturday, July 21, 2018.
    View on FacebookAugust 24th, 2017
  • It is with great pleasure and much jubilation that we present this record donation in the amount of $32,000 to the Zearing Child Enrichment Center. We are humbled beyond words for the continued support and generosity. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We hope to see you next year on Saturday, July 21, 2018.It is with great pleasure and much jubilation that we present this record donation in the amount of $32,000 to the Zearing Child Enrichment Center. We are humbled beyond words for the continued support and generosity. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We hope to see you next year on Saturday, July 21, 2018.
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  • THANK YOU!!THANK YOU!!
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  • For those of you that might have missed our pre-ride festivities, here is a little sample.
    View on FacebookJuly 18th, 2017
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Z Tour Cyclist Safety

The organizers of the Z Tour Bike Ride are stressing that ALL PARTICIPANTS must follow the regular rules of cycling when they take part in the event. "When cyclists don't follow the rules, it puts all cycling and silent sport events at risk", says ride coordinator Brian Church. "To continue to grow support for these and other events that share public roadways, it's crucial that cyclists ride safely, wisely, and share the road with motorists."

  1. Cyclists have the same rights as motorists and must follow the rules applicable to motorists.
  2. Cyclists must stop at ALL STOP SIGNS on the route.
  3. Be predictable! Let other users know where you intend to go and maintain an understood course.
  4. Bike helmets are required to be worn at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  5. While all routes have been designed to avoid high traffic areas, the routes will not be closed to vehicle traffic. All cyclists must stop at stop signs, observe right of way rules, obey traffic signals, and follow other laws governing traffic flow.
  6. While on occasion you may ride two abreast, please ride single file on the right side of the road. PLEASE AVOID DRIFTING TOWARDS THE CENTER LINE.
  7. All routes will follow regular state, county, township, and local roadways and are used by automobiles, trucks, buses, bicycles, motorcycles, and farm machinery; they have no special provisions for bicyclists.
  8. Cyclists participating in the Z Tour Bike Ride, using the map and marked route, assume the responsibilities and risks for their own safety when cycling.
  9. The Z Tour Bike Ride is a recreational ride and is NOT a race. Keep this in mind as you participate in our event.

SAG SUPPORT DISPATCH - Call the EMA Mobile Command Center - 815-876-0316 EMERGENCY - Call 911