Biking with Beanzie(BWB) is a recreational ride presented by Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb and sponsored by Northwestern Medicine and other donors. The ride route consists primarily of flat rural roads with some rolling terrain. Riders can choose from multiple route options, ranging from approximately 20 to 100 miles, enabling each rider to choose the route most appropriate for him or her. Routes go through scenic DeKalb, Ogle, and Lee County windmill farms. All roads are well-paved, lightly traveled and posted with signs containing ride information and bits of Beanzie humor.
BWB also offers 3, 5, and 8-mile family-friendly, community bicycle pathway routes.
A. Beanzie Road Ride
Registration & Start Times (start as early as 6:30 a.m.)
80 to 100 mile must start by 8:00 a.m. or earlier.
20 to 65 mile must start by 10:00 a.m. or earlier.
All riders must be finished by 3:30 p.m.
Adult: $35.00 (or $27.00 before July 9)
B. Community Bike Pathway Ride
[ 3/5/8 mile registration will be 9:45-11:45 a.m. ]
Adult Beanzie Road Ride: $35.00 (or $27.00 before July 9)
Adult Community Bike Pathway Ride: $10.00
(Registered children 12 & younger with paid adult are free.)
Additional Date Information
6:30 to 9:30 a.m. registration
Event details and schedule
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All ride routes are provided with rest stops and water stops, regardless of the length of the route chosen. Bagels, fruit, beverages and a variety of other food options will be provided at rest stops. Our ride is easy to navigate with well-marked routes, route maps, and cue sheets. Friendly SAG wagon drivers are knowledgeable about the route and bicycling. Ice cold watermelon and other snacks will be available following the ride. As a rider of the Biking with Beanzie event, you will be investing in our community. BWB is a “family” event that promotes fitness and family fun. Profits from this ride go to support the Kishwaukee Bike Pathway projects and other projects within DeKalb County. BWB is partnering with Northwestern Medicine and Live Healthy DeKalb County initiative to help promote a healthier lifestyle within DeKalb County.
Support: SAG (Support & Gear) and rest stop support will be provided until 3:30 p.m. It is the biker’s responsibility to be done with his or her chosen route and the high school facilities by 3:30 p.m. SAG driver phone numbers can be found on the route cue sheets provided at registration.
Post ride activities include access to the DHS showers, towels (for a nominal fee), and ice cold watermelon and other tasty treats.