Biking with Beanzie

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Biking with Beanzie, 20th Anniversary

July 15, 2018
6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

DeKalb High School
501 W. Dresser Road DeKalb, IL 60115

20th Annual “Biking with Beanzie” Bicycle Ride July 15, 2018

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” -John F. Kennedy

The Kishwaukee Kiwanis invites you to DeKalb, Illinois on Sunday, July 15, 2018 for the 20th annual “Biking with Beanzie” bicycle ride. DeKalb is sixty miles west of Chicago and 30 miles southeast of Rockford. The City of DeKalb has been officially recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community due to the variety, quality and accessibility of its biking trails. We invite you to join hundreds of riders from all over the region to embark on a summer biking adventure.

Beanzie is a family friendly, recreational ride with varying distances to suit everyone – from the novice to the more experienced rider. The Beanzie ride is well organized and supported by Kishwaukee Kiwanis, local Kiwanis Affiliate Groups (the Key Club and the AKtion Club), and partnering service groups like 4-H. The Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club is also grateful for the generous support of Northwestern Medicine as the ride co-sponsor.

Participants are encouraged to register early, either online or by mail. Registration also is available for walk-ins on the day of the event. You can choose a road ride of approximately 25, 46, 62, 80, or 101 miles. The routes have well-marked directions and humorous signage throughout the course. Novice riders or families with younger children may choose an off-road that follows scenic local bike pathways. Distances of three, five, and eight miles can be selected at a cost of $10 for adults (children 12 and under are free). Registration includes cue sheets for routes, rest stops with refreshments, SAG (Support and Gear) support, post-ride access to showers, and tasty food options. Festive 20th anniversary Beanzie T-shirts are included, but are only guaranteed for riders who preregister. Special 20th anniversary Beanzie jerseys may be ordered as well.

On ride day, July 15, registration for “Biking with Beanzie” will begin at 6:30 a.m. at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road in DeKalb. The ride will finish where it started. All riders must be finished by 3:30 p.m. that day. As a participant in the “Biking with Beanzie” event, you will not only have a great time, but you will also make an investment in our area. Profits from this ride go to support Kishwaukee Bike Pathway projects and other charitable causes within DeKalb County.

Visit the club website for more information at . If you’d like to register in advance, visit . Please note that there is a $3.25 online convenience fee if you use this method. There are no additional fees for riders registering by mail. Riders can save $8 by preregistering by July 7, 2018 at a cost of $27. Late registrations and “day of” registration fees are $35 (July 8-15, 2018.) Registration is free for children 12 and under, when riding with a parent or guardian. Biking with Beanzie is a family event that promotes fitness and quality time with friends, family & fellow riders – we sincerely hope you can join us!

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Biking with Beanzie (BWB) is a recreational ride presented by Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb and sponsored by KishHealth System (part of Northwestern Medicine). The ride route consists of primarily flat rural roads with some rolling terrain with estimated ride options of 25, 46, 62, 80 or 101 miles. 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. 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. Profts from this ride go to support the Kishwaukee Bike Pathway Projects and other projects within DeKalb County. BWB is partnering with KishHealth System and Live Healthy DeKalb County initiative to help promote a healthier lifestyle within DeKalb County.

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