• Please join Us for the 4th 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.

4th Annual Z-Tour Bike Ride

The Zearing Child Enrichment Center invites you to ride in the Z-Tour 2014 on Saturday, July 19th, 2014. 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

Before June 19th
Early Bird Registration - $25.00

After June 19th
Late Registration - $35.00

Adult Dri-Fit Shirt available for purchase at $20 (quantities limited)
Ride cycle socks available for purchase at $12 (quantities limited)

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
  • More evidence that a good time was had by all.



    July 22nd 2014Link to status update
  • Many thanks to our generous sponsors. It can not be done without your support!



    July 20th 2014Link to status update
  • The 4th Annual Z Tour Bike Ride was a huge success with a record 577 riders. Thank you so much to all of the great volunteers and cyclists who supported our event. More pics to follow.



    July 19th 2014Link to status update
  • The Messy Olympics at ZCEC today.



    July 18th 2014Link to status update
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