Order jersey for 51st annual Swedish Days Ride by July 1
Now in its 51st year, the Swedish Days Ride remains one of the premier road bike tours held in northern Illinois and one of the very few Midwestern rides that offers a double metric century (124 miles), in addition to routes of 25, 50, 72 or 100 miles (century).
The ride's planned start and end will be Sunday, Sept. 12, at Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Road in Maple Park.
From there all routes travel quiet and scenic paved roads of rural Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties. Rest stops feature thirst-quenching beverages and a wide assortment of energizing food and indoor restrooms.
The Fox Valley Bicycle & Ski Club uses the net proceeds from this event to support the efforts of organizations promoting cycling and outdoor activities throughout Northern Illinois such as the League of American Bicyclists, Ride Illinois, Active Transportation Alliance, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Illinois Prairie Path and Project Mobility. The event has no affiliation with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce's Swedish Days Festival.
As part of a COVID-responsible ride experience, all registrations will be online only.
The annual event will be 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the 100- and 124-mile riders must be on course by 8 a.m.
Orders for the T-shirts and jerseys must be in by Thursday, July 1. Cost for the T-shirt is $25; the jersey is $65 (Primal sport-cut in short-sleeved, sleeveless and racerback full-zip styles in sizes S-3XL)
The early registration fee is $35 per rider, $50 per family (includes 2 adults and children under 18) until Aug. 15.
Late registration is $45 per single rider, $60 for family from Aug. 16 to midnight Sept. 11.
The SAG (Support And Gear) and rest stops will be offered in COVID-responsible manner
The Swedish Days Ride will operate rain or shine. There will be no refunds due to weather.
In the event that the event needs to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, then a refund or roll forward option will be issued at the discretion of the Fox Valley Bicycle & Ski Club board of directors.
Sign up at www.fvbsc.org.