Thank you for signing up to participate in the 4th Annual Bike for the Kids to benefit Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley. Your participation and fundraising efforts will help children with developmental delays and disabilities develop the skills to live, learn, work and play.

Below is some important information to remember:
General Information
Sunday, September 8, 209

Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley
799 S. McLean Blvd. Suite 103
Elgin, IL 60123

Parking will be at the neighboring Elgin Township Building
729 S. McLean Blvd.

Overflow spots for cyclists will be available at Elgin Community College, Lot B
1700 Spartan Dr.

Accessible parking and a limited number of overflow spots will be reserved at our Easterseals location.

The Easterseals parking lot will be closed from 1:00PM - 1:30PM for the Kid's Ride. Please plan accordingly.

RAIN OR SHINE:  Weather-related updates will be posted   here .
In the event of cancellation due to weather, please consider your registration as a donation to Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley.
Event Day Registration will be available for $50/cyclist.
Family Ride Registration is $15/participant and free for Easterseals clients.
Pre-Registration is still available until Friday at noon by clicking  here .

All  pre-registered  participants will receive a t-shirt, goody bag and drink ticket.

START TIME FOR 12, 25, 50 & 100 MILE RIDERS: Cyclist's Choice
12:00PM 12, 25, 50 MILE COURSES CLOSE
Please consider your pace when determining your start time.
Suggested start time for 100 mile riders is no later than 7:30 AM.

11:00AM POST-RIDE STRETCHING OPENS (by IvyRehab Physical Therapy )
11:30AM  FOOD SERVICE OPENS: Fresh Grilled Tacos!
12:00PM BIKE RODEO (sponsored by the  Elgin Bike Hub )
Join us for food and fun!
Revised Routes & Requirements
Revised Routes:  CLICK HERE

NOTE: the 25/56/100 mile routes have changed due to unexpected construction. Mileage has been slightly impacted.

Please familiarize yourself with the   course  and pay attention to road markers and signage. Keep to the shoulder and be mindful of traffic. Obey all road traffic laws. Printed maps and turn-by-turn directions will be available at the event. 

Come prepared with extra water, sunscreen, a form of identification and the ability to change or repair a bike tire if needed. This is a supported road ride. SAG assistance will be provided by  Spokes Bikes .  

All cyclists are required to sign the participation waiver .

50/100 mile cyclists are also required to sign an additional waiver from Campton Township .

Save time by bringing these signed waivers with you.
Copies will also be available at check-in.

Rest Stops

Easterseals, 799 S. McLean Blvd, Elgin

Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve, 39W993 Russell Rd, Elgin
MILES 6, 19, 48, 91

Hampshire Forest Preserve , 44W780 Allen Rd, Hampshire
MILES 16, 58

Burlington Prairie Forest Preserve, 13N240 Engel Rd, Burlington
MILES 26, 68

Corron Farm , 7N761 Corron Rd, Campton Township 
MILES 42, 84

Route Questions? Contact Organizer, Kelly Moreland at 630.664.7563

Adapted Bike Giveaway:
The Jonathan Goers Bike Club
The Jonathan Goers Adapted Bike Program was established in Jonathan's memory to share his joy of biking with children who have developmental delays and/or disabilities and may not otherwise have the opportunity to ride or own a bicycle. 

The generosity of his family and friends enables children at Easterseals to receive adapted bikes free of charge. Additional bikes have been generously funded by Rusty Chain Bike Club and Team Merithon . The 2019 bicycle presentation will take place at the Bike for the Kids where 8 children will receive custom bicycles or trailers adapted to meet their needs.
Meet Caleb
2019 Bike for the Kids Ambassador

At six-months-old, Caleb was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease that affects his brain. He is in remission but is working hard to overcome low muscle tone, behavioral side effects and other developmental delays. His adapted bike will help him build his strength, confidence and coordination.

On Sunday, you'll meet Caleb who will receive and ride his very own adapted bike. His family will share how Easterseals therapies have helped him achieve this exciting goal! 
Help us Reach our $13,000 Stretch Goal!
Make a donation in honor of children like Caleb, and share the  event link  on social media. Inspire your network to help children with disabilities experience the joy of riding a bike, taking their first steps or saying their first words. Thanks to everyone who helped us hit $10K!

Help us reach our stretch goal of $13,000 by Sunday! Every dollar counts!
Top Fundraisers
Team Rusty Chain
Team Merithon
Henry's Wild Ride
Special Thanks to the Bike for the Kids Committee: 

Laura Basi, Josephine Hipolito, Jon Huard, Kathy Jewett, 
Michael Krupka, Wendy Lirgameris,
Machonne Williams, Joanne Pygon, Julie Woo

Another Chance to Ride: $10 off Cycle 100
Support our friends at Easterseals Central Illinois at their Easterseals 100 Bicycle Ride. B ike the perfect route for you - whether it be shorter and family friendly, or a ride of 10, 30, 60, or 100 miles.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Hudson, IL

Bike for the Kids participants get $10 off registration until 12:00PM on September 6.