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Blackhawk Country Roads
Metric Century & 3 Shorter Routes

September 4 & 5, 2021
Please join us for a
great event!

Club group ride guidelines: 
All riders participate at your own risk. All members must agree to a waiver of liability to complete their membership, even if you have paid your dues. All non-members ride at your own risk. In the event of injury for members, please contact your club board. All riders, please follow road cycling safety practices and abide by rules of the road.
  1. Adhere to social distancing.
  2. Wear a face mask if social distancing is not possible.
  3. Please do not join our group rides if you do not feel well, have an elevated temperature, or are in quarantine.
From USA Cycling Guidelines: Assume you have the virus, and don't spread it to others. Assume others have the virus, and don't catch it from them.

Additional "Cycling During the Pandemic" information can be found on the Ride Illinois website.



 BBSC Board and Current Ride Directors



Welcome!


Our Mission is to promote and encourage safe bicycling, skiing, and other silent sports for recreation, health, fitness, and non-motorized transportation purposes.

We offer cross-country skiing in winter as conditions allow, primarily on Saturdays or Sundays. The club sometimes offers multi-day x-c ski trips to Wisconsin when the opportunity arises.

On occasion we offer hiking events on local trails, usually when the weather gets cold, but when there's not enough snow for skiing.


At times, we provide instructional help for road cycling and cross-country skiing. We strive to be a very active and inclusive club and welcome your input to achieving that goal. 

We’d love to have you join us.  You do not have to be a member to go on a bike ride or ski with us, but we expect regular participants to become members.  Current annual dues are  $15/individual or $20/family.



We've had a full schedule of Sunday rides and really appreciate our ride leaders and the many participants. If you are interested in leading a ride, we are happy to add new events to our schedule any time with sufficient lead time by emailing the Ride Director via the Contacts page. Always check the Event Calendar and your email for any last minute changes to planned events.



2020 Activities

Slideshow
Some June & July 2020 rides



 

UPCOMING EVENTS
All club rides are temporarily cancelled due to the current pandemic. 
We do encourage individual cycling as we're told that exercise and sunshine are good for us even during these times. Above all, be safe!
JUN
15
Baumann Park to Belvidere and/or Kirkland
JUN
15
Guilford High School to Belvidere and back
JUN
16
54 Miles - Hilly Lunch in Brodhead
JUN
17
Ride is leaderless, pace varies, and mileage is determined by those present. Ride distances vary from 12 to 31 miles. The terrain is flat to gently rolling.
JUN
18
THREE different starting points for this ride to Clinton, Wisconsin. See details, below. NOTE: Slightly different start times.
JUN
18
19-24 mile ride. Breakfast at Boone County Family Restaurant. Some extend. Extends to Deer or Apple Farm for return of 24 miles. Flat/rolling. Leisure and Moderate pace groups. No one left behind.
JUN
20
A moderate paced group rides to Pecatonica for breakfast. This route is 41 miles and is flat-to-rolling terrain. Check the Event Calendar for Start Times. Call Jim Lowe, 815-543-1679, for more information.
JUN
20
This ride starts at the Faith Center's south parking lot, 4699 S. Main on the corner of South Main Street and Pelley Road. At 9 am there is a leisurely paced, 25-mile, flat-to-rolling ride to Winnebago and back.
JUN
21
Start from the Prairie Fields Sports Park, Big Thunder Blvd. & Fairgrounds Roads, Belvidere, IL. This is a moderate paced 42 mile ride over flat terrain. No one will be left behind. Ride stops in Harvard for breakfast. Call Castor Armesto at 815-323-
JUN
22
Guilford High School to Belvidere and back
JUN
22
Baumann Park to Belvidere and/or Kirkland
JUN
23
26 Miles - Flat to rolling
JUN
24
Ride is leaderless, pace varies, and mileage is determined by those present. Ride distances vary from 12 to 31 miles. The terrain is flat to gently rolling.
JUN
25
THREE different starting points for this ride to Clinton, Wisconsin. See details, below. NOTE: Slightly different start times.
JUN
25
19-24 mile ride. Breakfast at Boone County Family Restaurant. Some extend. Extends to Deer or Apple Farm for return of 24 miles. Flat/rolling. Leisure and Moderate pace groups. No one left behind.
JUN
27
A moderate paced group rides to Pecatonica for breakfast. This route is 41 miles and is flat-to-rolling terrain. Check the Event Calendar for Start Times. Call Jim Lowe, 815-543-1679, for more information.
JUN
27
This ride starts at the Faith Center's south parking lot, 4699 S. Main on the corner of South Main Street and Pelley Road. At 9 am there is a leisurely paced, 25-mile, flat-to-rolling ride to Winnebago and back.
JUN
28
Start from the Prairie Fields Sports Park, Big Thunder