2021 Bike and Beers Series - The Most Fun on Two Wheels!


Beautiful Southern Ride

April 09 2022
Carbondale, Illinois, USA
Status: The date for the event has not yet been confirmed.

A fund-raising event to support the club’s local, national, and international philanthropies such as, the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale, the Carbondale Women’s Center, youth scholarships, and Polio Plus. The ride is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carbondale-Breakfast and the Carbondale Bicycle Club.

Choose from a 31, 62, 75 mile ride starting at the Carbondale Middle School (CMS).

The 30 mile ride goes south from CMS into Giant City Park. Hilly with a long, fast downhill into Makanda and then uphill to the Visitor Center and the rest stop. After the rest stop there's a lovely long stretch of Spillway Road in Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge.

The 62 mile ride is a challenging ride that goes south and west from CMS and follows the Wine Trail to Pomona and the first rest stop. From Pomona the ride travels east to join the 31 mile ride in Makanda for the 2nd rest stop and the ride back to Carbondale.

The 75 mile will follow the challenging 62 mile ride but from the easternmost part of the ride it will head north of Carbondale in a loop to Elkville and finish back at CMS. There will be a 3rd rest stop north of Carbondale in Cambria.

Entry fee: $15 per person or $40 for 3 or more riders from the same household.

All rides start and end at the Carbondale Middle School. Restrooms are available at the school but there are no shower facilites.

Registration is from 7-9 a.m. Sags end at 3 p.m. Plan to start in time to finish by 4 p.m.

The routes are marked and cue sheets will be provided. The rides will have rest stops with snacks, water, and Gatorade. All routes will be sagged.

Helmets are required to be worn by all riders. Cyclists must obey all traffic rules.




Routes: 30, 62, 75 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Start Times / Itinerary

Registration and start times are between 7 and 9 am.


$15 - $40

Start Address: Carbondale Middle School, Carbondale, Illinois
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