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updated: 7/2/2011 7:05 PM

Tour De Villas comes to Des Plaines

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  • Megan Burke, front, makes a lap on Saturday during the Women Category 4 & 5 race of the "Tour De Villas" in Des Plaines.

       Megan Burke, front, makes a lap on Saturday during the Women Category 4 & 5 race of the "Tour De Villas" in Des Plaines.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

  • Participants of the masters 60, 65, 70, 75, 80+ category of the "Tour De Villas" race Saturday morning in Des Plaines. Bicyclists from around the area participated in the second annual bike race.

       Participants of the masters 60, 65, 70, 75, 80+ category of the "Tour De Villas" race Saturday morning in Des Plaines. Bicyclists from around the area participated in the second annual bike race.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

The second annual Des Plaines "Tour De Villas" turned some city streets into a racetrack on Saturday.

The race was hosted by the American Bicycle Racing group and was held in the Villas subdivision, north of Algonquin Road and east of Wolf Road.

The race featured competitions in age rangers from children 10 and older on up to 80-plus cyclists.

It was run on a one-mile oblong stretch beginning and ending at Gant and Hoffman Parkway.

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