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McHenry County Century Ride

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Trudy Wakeman
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The 2021 McHenry County Century Ride 
is excited to re-introduce a 26-100+ mile bike ride through scenic McHenry County! This inaugural event will showcase the scenic and mainly flat roads of McHenry County. The route has distances for every level of rider. Based on the cloverleaf design for routes, riders choose their distance, double up on one loop, tackle all four loops...You customize your route. Enjoy four loops connected through one rest stop for a fantastic day of riding! We ride rain or shine.

Staging for the start and end of the ride will take place in Lake in the Hills (exact location TBD). The rest area, open from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. is located in Union at Veteran's Park. We encourage you to join us for our post ride event which will feature a variety of local food trucks where you can purchase delicious food for refueling and recovery. Additionally there will be opportunities for photos and bragging rights of your bike stories. 

Proceeds from this ride will benefit two local organizations with missions that benefit residents of McHenry County. 

True Blue Dogs - A nonprofit dedicated to the development and training of qualified Service Dogs for public access to assist individuals with disabilities. Under the American's with Disabilities Act; a service dog is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person in need of assistance. True Blue Dogs service dogs are independently trained to perform tasks to assist those who live with physical and /or psychiatric disabilities: and are gifted to eligible applicants.

People for Parks Foundation of Lake in the Hills - Established in 2008, the People for Parks Foundation of Lake in the Hills provides funds to off-set the cost of Parks and Recreation Department purchases for equipment and amenities. The organization also provides programming and preschool scholarships to residents needing assistance.

COVID-19 Protocols

Due to the ongoing changes with the COVID pandemic these precautions may change more than once prior to event day. However, we will be monitoring any updates from the IDNR, WHO, McHenry County Department of Health as well at the Governor's Office.

All volunteers will be wearing masks during the event.

All riders will need to wear a mask when they are off their bikes. When eating - obviously - you won't have a mask on - however, anytime when talking/bragging/ or listening to your fellow riders/volunteers, you will need to be masked.

Those registering and or checking in event morning will be temperature checked. Anyone over 100.4 degrees will be given 2 more chances to temperature check before they are asked to leave. This is for the safety of all involved in the event.

Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the start/finish and rest stop. Please use whenever you can.

A hand washing station will be available along with porta johns spaced out at the rest stop.

Sunday, May 30, 2021, 6:30 AM until 5:00 PM
Sunset Park
9500 Haligus Rd
Lake in the Hills, IL  60156
Additional Info:
Invitational/Out of town
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only