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.
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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.
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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.
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Rider Testimonials

Here are a few kind words from riders in past Z-Tour Bike Rides.

"You did it again. What an awesome ride. Great weather along with great routes. We truly enjoyed all SAG stops along the way. Keep up the great work. We loved it!!!!!!" - Rick M.

"Rode the Z-Tour yesterday, for the first time, and it will definitely not be my last. This was my 45th century and, beyond a doubt, the best to date. This was the best marked route EVER. I took a map with me and did not need it. The warnings at railroad crossings were much appreciated. The actual person warning about the tight u-turn at the bottom of a steep hill, was above and beyond my expectation. The volunteers who manned the sag stops and hydration stations were great ambassadors for your ride. The sag stops were plentiful and well stocked. Please share with everyone involved how much the Z-Tour impressed a Muscatinian century rider. The Z-Tour is a benchmark for how rides should be organized." - Bill T.

"his was the first year for the Z-tour and I must say it was a wonderful experience. The SAG stops, abundant food, road cues and especially all of the friendly volunteers made for a great ride. Thanks for putting together such a wonderful event. I will definitely be back." - Brad P.

"Everything was great! This was a very organized, well planned event with excellent route sinage directions. SAG crews were very friendly and helpful. I will definately be back next year!" - Kayla L.

"Excellent route. Very good food and fruit. Very nice volunteers." - Kathy M.

"The route was wonderful and the people were very friendly and helpful. Thank You!" - Kathy P.

"Excellent from start to finish. family friendly route. Looking forward to next year. Thanks to all involved in planning and working and delivering this fine event." - Joanne H.

"Appreciate police and volunteers. Everyone was courteous, even cars along the route! WE really enjoyed our ride!" - Jeff, Terry & Amy H.

"Absolutely recommend this ride. registration was quick and smoth. Wyanet SAG was a very friendly group! I've been on a lot of rides, and this one was one of the top three - amazing that this is your first one! Very well organized, well marked, good route, appreciate police/SAG support....Please do it again next year!!!" - Lisa R.

"This was our first organized ride - I'm so impressed - Had a great time!" - Pam K.

"The music and ladies at the SAG were awesome!! Excellent, please repeat! We ride a lot and enjoyed this!!" - Tammy L.

"Never had to look at my cue sheet, every dangerous intersection was staffed. For a 1st time Z-Tour, I was impressed." - Chris M.