Weekend Guide Activities.
A variety of activity options for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are listed in our Weekend Guide (UNDER DEVELOPMENT). Take a Fun Ride with a cue sheet, or take a shuttle downtown for food & drink, music, fine arts and cultural activities!
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
--On-Site Check-In & Registration. Check in or register for the event at the Illinois State Fair Campgrounds (Gate 11). Option to add camping at the Fairgrounds or a hotel stay. Choose an activity from our Weekend Guide.
Saturday 10:00 AM
--Metric/half metric ride. Ride from the Fairgrounds across the Sangamon River on the longest rails-to-trails bridge in Illinois. Visit Petersburg (metric) or Athens (half metric). Ride leaders, maps, and a water/snack stop for riders in Athens.
Saturday 1:00 PM
--Tour of Historic Sites. Take a casual 8-mile neighborhood-style ride from the Fairgrounds that visits Lincoln and other historic sites in Springfield. Ride marshals stay with each group to ensure no one is left behind.
Saturday 5:00-9:00 PM
-- Packet Pickup Party and "Loops-A-Palooza" Festival
at The Shed. The Springfield Bicycle Club presents a special community bicyclist appreciation festival to celebrate the Bicentennial and Springfield's Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community status (recently designated by the League of American Bicyclists). Enjoy live music by "The Loops", food trucks, libations and other exhibitors and activities (to be announced) at The Shed on the Fairgrounds on Saturday evening.
If you're riding the Century, pick up your CCC packet and skip the lines on Sunday!
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