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Come join Ride Illinois on the 17th annual Grand Illinois Bike Tour! The 2019 route will tour through beautiful Amish country and east central Illinois. The unforgettable six-day ride will make a loop starting and ending in Tuscola, with overnight stops in Mattoon, Effingham (two nights), and Charleston (two nights).

Choose among daily mileage options for a total ranging from 200 to 370 miles. Pick between camping and motel options, and enjoy evenings filled with good food and fellowship with riders hailing from around the country.

Proceeds benefit Ride Illinois and support our mission to make Illinois a better, safer, and more enjoyable place to ride. Early Bird rates are currently in effect through Nov. 30. Contact Ride Illinois at info@rideillinois.org, if you have any questions.

Find more tour details, and register, at rideillinois.org/events/2019-grand-illinois-bike-tour/.

After years of planning and fund raising led by the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, the high trestle trail grand opening was held in April 2011. This new 25 mile trail connects 5 Central Iowa communities, 4 counties and 670 miles of trails in Central Iowa. The highlight of this trail is the bridge crossing the Des Moines River on the northern reaches of the Saylorville Project. The trail bridge, a former Union Pacific railroad bridge, is one of the largest in the world at 1/2 mile in length and 13 stories tall.