• Please join Us for the 5th Annual Z-Tour Bike Ride!

    To help support the Zearing Child Enrichment Center!
  • This Year's Z-Tour consists of five scenic routes...

    10 mile, 30 mile, 50 mile, 62 mile and 100 mile route.
  • ...through historic Princeton, IL and the beautiful Bureau County Countryside.

    Rolling hills and picturesque scenery along each route.
  • Ride back into time crossing stretches of the Hennepin Canal and Bureau Creek

    Taking in the panoramic views of northwest Illinois!
  • "Excellent from start to finish. Family friendly route. Looking forward to next year. Thanks!"

    - Joanne H.

5th Annual Z-Tour Bike Ride

The Zearing Child Enrichment Center invites you to ride in the Z-Tour 2015 on Saturday, July 18th, 2015. Each year the scenic Z-Tour begins and ends at Princeton's beautiful Zearing Park.

This road ride provides you a chance to enjoy some of the best bike roads that northwest Illinois has to offer. The routes will feature loops that incorporate hills, rolling terrain, beautiful views of Bureau Creek with minimal traffic.

Well stocked rest stops, enthusiastic staff, and a nutritious meal to follow.

  • Well-marked bike routes
  • Well-paved, low traveled roadways
  • Maps and cue for all routes.
  • Radio-dispatched SAG until 3:00PM
  • Post-ride meal provided
  • Three rest stops supplied with food and beverages.
  • Easy and fast check-in
  • All riders must start between 6:00AM - 9:30AM
  • 100 milers out by 8:00AM!

Registration Fees

2015 Registration information coming soon!

For additional information please contact us by using the form here or email us at ztourinfo@gmail.com

Bike Safety Quiz

This past June, the League of Illinois Bicyclist (LIB) launched www.bikesafetyquiz.com, an interactive resource with brief but thorough quiz-based lessons - one each for Adult Bicyclists, Child Bicyclists, and Motorists. The content, approved by the Secretary of State's Office, covers relevant state laws, safety techniques and how to avoid common crash types. The LIB has started working with bike shops, bike clubs, driver's education instructors, towns, schools, police and others to promote its use. If you have not seen it yet, check it out and take the quiz today! For those who complete the quiz, a "Certificate of Completion" can be printed out.

News and Announcements
  • Saw this beautiful bald eagle on one of our routes today

    December 17th 2014Link to status update
  • Giving thanks

    November 25th 2014Link to status update

  • November 21st 2014Link to status update
  • Hard to believe that we are meeting tonight to begin the planning for the 2015 Z Tour Bike Ride. Looking forward to another great ride that supports a wonderful cause - The Zearing Child Enrichment Center. Stay tuned for updates.

    November 19th 2014Link to status update
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