The 2021 McHenry County Century Ride is excited to re-introduce a 26-100+ mile bike ride through scenic McHenry County! This inaugural event will showcase the scenic and mainly flat roads of McHenry County. The route has distances for every level of rider. Based on the cloverleaf design for routes, riders choose their distance, double up on one loop, tackle all four loops...You customize your route. Enjoy four loops connected through one rest stop for a fantastic day of riding! We ride rain or shine.
Staging for the start and end of the ride will take place in Lake in the Hills (exact location TBD). The rest area, open from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. is located in Union at Veteran's Park. We encourage you to join us for our post ride event which will feature a variety of local food trucks where you can purchase delicious food for refueling and recovery. Additionally there will be opportunities for photos and bragging rights of your bike stories.
Proceeds from this ride will benefit two local organizations with missions that benefit residents of McHenry County.
True Blue Dogs - A nonprofit dedicated to the development and training of qualified Service Dogs for public access to assist individuals with disabilities. Under the American's with Disabilities Act; a service dog is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person in need of assistance. True Blue Dogs service dogs are independently trained to perform tasks to assist those who live with physical and /or psychiatric disabilities: and are gifted to eligible applicants. TrueBlueDogs.org
People for Parks Foundation of Lake in the Hills - Established in 2008, the People for Parks Foundation of Lake in the Hills provides funds to off-set the cost of Parks and Recreation Department purchases for equipment and amenities. The organization also provides programming and preschool scholarships to residents needing assistance. LITHPeopleforParks.com
The 60+ volunteers support these two organizations and we appreciate their help with the ride. Sign up HERE to volunteer.
Early BirdNow registering Feb 15 – Mar 1