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Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club to host Swedish Days Ride

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Submitted by Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club

Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club invites you to the 44th annual Swedish Days Ride, a biking event in Northern Illinois Sunday, June 23. This event will take place on scenic country roads west of Geneva and St. Charles, across the entire length of Kane County.

The ride starts near Burlington at Central High School on Plato Road, one mile west of Route 47. Registration opens at 6 a.m. and continues until 9:30 a.m. Registration is $25 for a single rider or $45 per family. Riders can register in advance at until Wednesday, June 19.

The ride fee includes free refreshments and snacks at all rest stops and at the end of the ride. Each route is well marked. Riders can choose to ride one of these distances: 27, 45, 62, 80, 100 or 124 miles, all on paved, low-traffic roads. Radio-equipped support vehicles will patrol all routes from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for your safety and convenience.

The club is a nonprofit group that encourages outdoor activities -- bicycling, skiing and hiking. Proceeds from this event are donated to nonprofit groups that promote cycling in Illinois, and specifically in the Fox Valley area.

Founded in 1968, it is affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists, the League of Illinois Bicyclists and the Active Transportation League.

More information on the Swedish Days Ride and the club can be found on their website,