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This information may change as ride date approaches
Where does it start?
The location has changed; new location is downtown at the Arthur Community Building, 120 E. Progress St. (see map) There are many parking locations around the registration location.
Terrain: mostly flat to rolling. Perfect for all bicycle types and all riders.
Route Info: Shorter loops (approximately 25 and 42, give or take a couple of miles) take you past Amish-owned country stores and shops. Explore the longer 60 mile loop that takes you through the back roads of the Amish area. Routes are well marked!
Rest stops: ample snacks, fruit, drinks, and friendly folks to serve you. Wristbands given at registration are required.
Post-Ride meal Pauly's BBQ of Arthur will be providing a pulled pork meal at the Community Center. See registration form for prices.
Camp free Friday and Saturday nights! No reservation needed. Bring the grill if you like; exercise caution in use. Pets must be leashed at all times.
Registration info: mail by August 30th and receive the pre-registration discount. Plan ahead and save.
Day of ride info: registration opens at 6:30 a.m. 60-mile riders should start by 9:00 a.m. Shorter route riders may register until 10 a.m., when registration will close.
Sag service info: sag vehicles will be on the routes until 3 p.m.
Tee Shirts are available with pre-registration and will be Xtreme Tek breathable knit.
Ride safely! Bring your bicycle in good working order! Wear a helmet. We want to see you again next year!
|Arthur Area Information
The Arthur Visitors Center 1-800-722-6474 (Downtown Arthur) will be open Friday & Saturday to help provide you information about the area.
There is a lot for non-riders to see & do in the Amish area; There are plenty of Amish Craft/Quilt, Bakery and don't forget all the Amish Furniture shops. The Great Pumpkin Patch will also be opening for the season on this date, with loads of pumpkin types and/or fields for you to pick your own!!
Arthur camping - located behind the Arthur High school, has 5 hookup sites with electric power, water, and shower/restrooms. No reservations are taken - First come-first serve. $10.00 per spot, the Police will collect your fee... Note: the night before the ride, tent camping is free around the school/fair grounds areas: lots of grassy sites behind school's south area : football fields. etc. Please be WARNED that Ride-related activities usually begin at 4:30am,even though registration is downtown; EXPECT the noise level to intensify from that time onward!!!
Other camping near by.... Arcola Camper stop - Just off I-57 at Arcola (9 miles from Arthur) Hookups & Showers, Open all year. Call 217-268-4616 for more info.
Woods Woods - 5 miles east of Tuscola, 1 mile south off US route 36. 80 sites $10.00 per night. Call 217-253-2487 for more info. (20 minutes from Arthur) Sullivan Marina & campground - Across from Sullivan's lake access area & beach. South of Sullivan on Illinois route 32. 142 sites with electric/water, new restrooms/showers, Call 217-728-7338 for more info. (20 minutes from Arthur)
There are many, many more camping areas in the area - approx, 25-45 minutes from Arthur : please call 1-800-722-6474 for more camping info.
Motels in the Arthur Area
Note: Champaign has many motels at each Interstate 57 exit...
For other Motels/B&B's in the area call the Arthur Visitor Information Center at 1-800-722-6474.
Who sponsors the tour?
Deadlines Postmark registrations by August 24th for the best prices!
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