Rest of Schedule From 04/23/19
2016 EBC Ride Schedule







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Winter 2019 Rides   Effective: 12/15/18



Please see each ride for start location:

“Panera start” = Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette

“Chandler start” = Chandler Center, 1028 Central St, Evanston

Other Starting Locations as shown



Do NOT park in the Panera parking lot:

On weekends, parking is available in the Metra lot along Poplar Drive south of Greenleaf.

On weekdays, parking is available a few blocks east on Greenleaf Ave: make sure signs allow all-day parking where you park!


Rides will not take place if there is snow or ice on the surface of the road, or if it's raining or snowing.

Don't forget to check Weekly Rides for regular recurring rides and Rides Forum for rides added, changed, or canceled at the last minute!

Click here for: Ride sign-in sheet for ride leader.



CLICK THIS LINK TO CHECK IT OUT:  EBC Rides & Events TeamUp Calendar


NOTE: Rides showing “LEADER NEEDED” or Leader with “?” are PENDING!

 Details:Yes  No   Pace:  Include:60 Days Rest All From: 
Date Time/Miles Pace Destination~Leader
05/25 Sat 
Horsey Hundred May 27-28 ($) - Remote: Georgetown, KY ~ LEADER NEEDED ?
Experience the rolling hills in Kentucky’s Bluegrass on a Bicycle! The annual Horsey Hundred will be held the weekend of May 26-27, 2018, in Georgetown, KY (just north of Lexington).  A wide variety of distance options are offered (25, 41, 62, 82,102) on Sat and several shorter routes are offered on Sunday (26, 35, 53, 75).  Cost is $65 in advance and includes a post-ride meal both days.  A limited number of dorm rooms at Georgetown College are available for $50 for Friday & Saturday night.  Some may prefer a motel in the Georgetown area for a few more creature comforts.  If you arrive early, you are invited to join one of five open rides with the Bluegrass Cycling Club on Friday, May 26th in the Lexington area.  Website for the Horsey Hundred is
Ride Leader still needed to lead an EBC group at _____ pace,  but this ride accommodates riders at all paces and distances if you prefer a different pace.
Please contact Leader Needed if you plan to participate and let them know when you plan to arrive.
06/08 Sat 
125-196   F
Tour of the Mississippi River Valley ~ Scott Schaedel
Tour Of the Mississippi River Valley (TOMRV), scheduled for June 8-9. This ride has been a favorite of cyclists for many years because of the variety of the terrain, beautiful vistas, and the short 2.5 hour drive to the start.  There are two route options, both challenging because of the hilly terraine.  Leave on Saturday from Bettendorf, Iowa (106 miles) or from Goose Lake, Iowa (75 miles), and travel to Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. The next day we return using a different route to Bettendorf (90 miles) or to Goose Lake (50 miles). The route is varied and scenic, using lightly traveled paved roads. There are many views of the Mississippi River as we ride along it, over it on bridges, and through it on causeways. The route is hilly near Dubuque, with 6,000 feet of climbing on Saturday and 4,000 feet on Sunday.  Scott will lead an EBC group at Fast pace (15-17mph) but you can also choose which distance or pace you ride.  Check out the website below and contact Scott Schaedel @ if you have any questions.
Registration is open.  The initial fee of $73.00 will increase to $84.00 on April 1, will increase again on May 27, as well as at packet pick-up. New this year is a $20.00 discount for active and veteran military members.  This discount runs through May 8.  The TOMRV homepage is:
Register for 2019 at:
06/09 Sun 
300           Any
Grand Illinois Bike Tour - June 10 to 15 ($) - Remote: Clinton, IL ~ LEADER NEEDED ?
Join us June 10-15 for the 16th annual Grand Illinois Bike Tour. The 2018 route will feature central Illinois with a special focus on Abraham Lincoln history. We’ll enjoy great bicycling on quiet country roads and visit charming towns and places from Lincoln’s life in Springfield, Decatur, New Salem, and his days as a lawyer on the 8th Judicial Circuit.
Our unforgettable six-day ride will make a loop starting and ending in Clinton, with overnight stops in Lincoln, Springfield (2 nights), and Decatur (2 nights). Choose among our daily mileage options for a total ranging from 200 to 370 miles. Pick between our camping and motel options, and enjoy evenings filled with good food and fellowship with riders hailing from around the country. Proceeds benefit Ride Illinois and support our mission to make Illinois a better, safer, and more enjoyable place to ride.  Choose between camping or motel options; most meals included. Proceeds benefit Ride Illinois and support its mission to make Illinois a better, safer, and more enjoyable place to ride. For more info and pricing, check out the website:
Ride at your own pace with daily routes ranging 43-59 miles and longer route options available.  Let the Ride Leader know if you plan to join the ride to sign in and make sure your mileage is recorded.  
06/15 Sat 
25-100     Any
Peninsula Century ($) - Remote: Bailey's Harbor, WI ~ Melissa Gattuso ?
Remote: Bailey's Harbor Town Hall, 2392 Cty F, Bailey's Harbor, WI.
Fantastic riding in Door County!  We will meet at the start of the Century in Bailey’s Harbor on Saturday.  Contact Melissa @ if you are interested.
Peninsula Century Spring Classic - A Door County Century Ride:
Melissa will be leading an EBC Fast Plus group on the century at 17-20 mph, but you can ride at any pace or distance you choose and other EBC groups may form at other speeds if ride leaders are present.  The Peninsula Century Spring Classic bike ride is the only spring Door County century ride offering routes of 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles through beautiful northern Door County.
07/26 Fri 
Amishland and Lakes: July 26-28 ($) - Remote: LaGrange, Indianna ~ Jo Gayle ?
Amishland and Lakes, based at Lakeland High School in LaGrange, Indiana is a two day bike tour of the Amish countryside and lakes of northeast Indiana.
The Amishland and Lakes bicycle tour visits a world where lifestyles have remained almost unchanged for over a hundred years. The routes range from 22 to 100 miles, offering smooth, quiet roads, where buggies are numerous and cars are few. There are wide open spaces, clean country air, friendly people and lots of great food. There is plenty to explore, experience and eat. Amishland and Lakes is famous for great SAG food (watermelons, peaches, blueberries, bananas and fresh baked cookies), and on Saturday there are Amish bakeries, restaurants and homemade ice cream parlors along the route for riders who want to sample local "home cooking".
ROUTES: On Saturday riders will have a choice of 22, 38, 52, 67, or 100 miles over smooth, quiet lightly traveled roads with few hills. The 67 and 100 mile routes pass through Shipshewana, and the 52, 67 and 100 mile routes loop through the lake filled scenic countryside around Wolcottville. On Sunday, we have routes of 23, 29, 39, and 50 that travel east through Amish country and the Pigeon River Nature area.  Friday Ride Option: For those who wish to ride on Friday we suggest the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail.
For instructions, directions, and general information follow this link.
Here's a link to lodging:
Jo is planning on staying at the Blue Gate Garden Inn in Shipshewana:  Her recommendation for anyone planning on doing the optional Friday ride is to stay in Shipshewana.  There's also a number of lodging options in Howe, Indiana.  If you have any questions, please contact Jo Gayle at
Jo will be leading an EBC group at low end of Moderate (11-13 mph) but the ride accommodates riders at any pace if you wish to ride at a different speed.
07/27 Sat 
Pedal Across Wisconsin (PAW) Northwoods Tour - Remote: Rhinelander, WI ~ Bruce Miller ?
Pedal Across Wisconsin (PAW) Northwoods Tour: July 28 - August 4, 2018
Remote start: Rhinelander, WI
Fully supported one-week tour in northern Wisconsin.
Wisconsin's original and longest running Northwoods loop tour* since 1989...from Rhinelander to Eagle River, Nicolet National Forest, and the largest fresh-water chain of lakes in the world.  Join us for a week of cycling through this magical land of birch, pine, and lakes. Visit a logging museum. Swim in cool clear waters. Discover why the spell of the Northwoods captures the souls of young and old alike. Explore Nicolet National Forest where there are more lakes and trees than people....follow Dr. J's downhill routes to bakeries and ice cream... enjoy indoor pools and whirlpools each night.... refuel at PAW's one of a kind post ride "Happy Hour" and step up to terrific buffet dinners and relax nightly as you take advantage of your luxurious surroundings.  Two distances are offered most days (e.g., 44 or 65 miles).  Day-To-Day Itinerary
Bruce will be leading an EBC group on the longer distances at Fast pace (15-17mph) but the ride accomodates riders at all speeds if you wish to ride at a different pace.
For more info:
09/29 Sun 8:00 AM
50             M
Apple Cider Century ($) - Remote: Three Oaks, MI ~ Nancie Coogan ?
Remote Start: Three Oaks, MI
The Apple Cider Century (ACC) is one of the largest one-day century events in the Midwest.  Route options ranging from 15 to 100 miles travel through orchards, forests, wine country and along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.
For complete details see their website -
You must pre-register, as the event usually sells out.
Nancie will be riding the 50 mile route at Moderate Pace (13-15 mph) @ 08:00am from the sidewalk just west of the school near the start/finish line (but you may choose one of the flat 15/25/37 mile routes or the rolling hills of the 50/62/75 mile routes at whatever pace you wish). If you plan to join the ride, please contact Nancie @ so she knows you are coming!
10/05 Sat 
50             Any
Oct 5-7 Farm/Art DTour ($) - Remote: Reedsburg, WI ~ Sandra Basile ?
Remote Start: Reedsburg, WI.
This is one of the prettiest areas in WI especially in the the food and events make it a fun weekend for riders of all abilities!  The Farm/Art DTour is a 50 mile self-guided tour through the beautiful, unglaciated hills and valleys of Sauk County, highlighting four communities.  The route is punctuated by temporary art installations and artist-built mobile roadside stands selling fresh locally grown produce.  You'll also find Pasture Performances and more!
There is no better way to enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of the 50 mile Farm/Art DTour than on a bicycle.  The hilly terrain is not for beginners, but experienced riders will enjoy this unique method of traveling the route.  We have all day to complete the ride, but as an alternative for casual riders, the less challenging WI 400 Trail is accessible from Reedsburg.
For more details see Bike the DTour.
The ride takes place during the Reedsburg Fermentation Fest.  Authors, bakers, chefs, scientists, chocolatiers and cheesemakers will provide plenty of food for thought.
The plan is to drive up on Friday Oct 5th, enjoy the Fermentation Fest, do the bike ride on Saturday Oct 6th and return on Sunday Oct 7th.
Here is the link for hotel rooms: Ho-Chunk Casino Resort.  As of 1/22/2018 there were 55 rooms available at the Ho-Chunk, but please do not wait until last minute!  The casino is located nearby on a native American Reservation.  Rooms fill up fast - please reserve early.
Sandra will be leading rides at high moderate pace (14-15 mph) but the Tour supports riders at any speed if you prefer a different pace.  Contact Sandra at if you are interested.