Biking with Beanzie is a recreational ride hosted by the Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb. Profits from the ride support the Kishwaukee Bike Pathway as well as other projects within DeKalb County. The route consists of primarily flat rural roads with some rolling terrain; ride options of 20, 40, 60, 80, or 101 miles are available. All roads are well-paved, lightly traveled and posted with signs containing ride information.
All ride routes are provided with rest and water stops; bagels, fruit, beverages and a variety of other food options will be provided. This ride is easy to navigate with well-marked routes, route maps, and cue sheets; SAG wagon support will be available to those riders requiring assistance. Post ride activities include access to the DHS showers, towels (for a nominal fee), ice cold watermelon and other tasty treats.
$22.00 by July 5th, $30.00 thereafter; those registered by July 5th are guaranteed a T-shirt. Register online through Active.com ($3.25 fee); more registration options as well as general ride info is available on the Biking with Beanzie home page.
9:30 am - On-site registration closes
20 / 40 / 60 mile riders must be on the road by 10:00 am
80 / 101 mile riders must be on the road by 8:00 am
3:30 pm - Route closes; rider support ends
Scott and I plan on arriving at the high school between 6:00 and 6:15 am and heading out on the route when it opens at 6:30 am. On Saturday evening, I will email my cell phone number to all those who have RSVPed "Yes" by that time - if you want to hook-up pre- or post- ride, give me a buzz when you're at the high school and we'll let you know how to find the group. If you call during ride time and I don't answer, I'm on the bike!
Suggested Items to Bring
- Front and Back Lights
- Spare Inner Tube
- Portable Air Pump / CO2 Cartridges
- Tire Levers
- Photo ID
- Cash / Debit/Credit Card
- Two Water Bottles
- High Energy Snacks (PowerBars, Clif Bars, Trail Mix, etc)
- Cell Phone
- Sunscreen and Lip Balm
- Bike Lock
You are strongly urged to wear a helmet and refrain
from wearing headphones / earbuds while riding.
All cyclists bike at their own risk.