REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 7:00 p.m. CST Saturday, May 28, 2022
It will reopen Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 5:00 a.m.
The 2022 McHenry County Century Ride is excited to be BACK. With routes from 26-100+ mile bike ride through scenic McHenry County! This 2nd Annual 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 (Union, Illinois) for a fantastic day of riding! We ride rain or shine.
NEW in '22 - PASTA BOAT STATION for the post ride 'lunch'
24 ounce custom water bottle. While supplies last!Staging for the start and end of the ride will take place in Sunset Park, 5200 Miller Road, Lake in the Hills. The rest area, open from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. is located in Union at Veteran's Park. We encourage you to join us for our post ride pasta bowl station, drinks, and social. Post event food will be served from 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bring your bag chair and enjoy the food, friends, and stories. Additionally there will be opportunities for photos and bragging rights of your bike stories.
GROUPS OF 5 or more - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a group discount!
Did you say Pickle Juice? Yes please!
Pickle juice at the rest stop provided by
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.
Bike Ride - Any Distance ClosedOnline registration closed
Early Bird SpecialNov 26 – Nov 30
Base price - $35Dec 1 – Apr 29
last chance - $40Apr 30 – May 27
Event Weekend - $50May 28 – May 29
The bike HUB/HQ is located 5200 Miller Road, Sunset Park in Lake in the Hills, IL. Pick up your packet, fill up your bottles, meet your friends before the ride starts. We'll have ample parking, restrooms and cold water for all. Waiting for the last minute to register? Come on in and we'll accept registration event morning. Print off the registration form and waiver (see left tab) and bring your money or credit card to registration.
START - Riders can start anytime after 6:30 a.m. (When the course will be fully marked). Rest stop hours are 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Post ride food - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Every rider will receive a wrist band and bib to wear while doing the ride. The wristband is to receive food at the rest stop and the bib is so that other riders/drivers and SAG know you are with the ride. Also the first 550 riders will receive an awesome 24 ounce water bottle. So please make sure you stop by packet pick up before you begin your ride.
Saturday - May 28 10 a.m. - 2 p.m Sunset Park (HDQ), 5200 Miller Road, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
Sunday - May 29 starting at 6:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. at HDQ.
Since this is a fund raiser for True Blue Dogs and People for Parks Foundation of Lake in the Hills, there are no refunds. We will transfers your registration to another person if you contact the event director no later than May 20, 2022. email@example.com
For the most enjoyment of this ride for yourself and others, it's highly recommended that you look over this check-list prior to riding with us.
1. Make sure your bike is in working order to include: tires pumped, brakes working, gears shifting, repair kit full, all bike parts secured.
2. Be self sufficient as possible. Carry at least 1 water bottle, bring a fully charged phone, add a light to the front and back of your bike, wear colorful clothing.
3. Helmets are required.
4. NO HEADPHONES are allowed on the ride. Volunteers will have the authority to request riders to take off headphones.
5. All 'Rules of the Road' are to be followed. i.e. cruising through a stop sign when a Police Officer is present MAY result in a citation.
There will be SAG vehicles circling every route during the hours of 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Any rider with a broken down bike, rider having difficulties, or other issues can summon a SAG for pick up. Unless it is an emergency, the SAG may not return the rider back to the start or mechanical assistance immediately.
Routes will be color coded. Each route will have
1. Route Markers on the road
2. Arrows for every turn
3. Signs for any overlap routes
At the rest stop - Each route map will have a QR code to scan so you have the map on your phone.
Parking options include:
Sunset Park - 5200 Miller (Ride HDQ) - Sunset Park Skate Park
Public Works 9010 Haligus Road
Sunset Park Skate Park - 9200 Haligus Road.
- Event contact
- Trudy Wakeman
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