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Blackhawk Country Roads
Metric Century & 3 Other Routes

September 4 & 5, 2021
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HomeCountry Roads Invitational

Annual Blackhawk Country Roads Invitational Ride

The 44nd Annual ride

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 4 & Sunday, Sept. 5, 2020


The ride features a delightful route, starting at the Greater Rockton Centre, on Main Street in Rockton, Illinois. We are moving our annual ride from May to Sept. this year with the hope that covid restrictions will finally be tapering off. Restrooms and food are included to ensure you enjoy the beauty of this spring ride in the country. Four routes are available which will offer something for everyone. GPS links will be provided once routes are finalized. For your safety, helmets are required for all riders.


10-Mile Ride
Any age or skill level can experience cycling on village streets and a paved bike trail. The villages of Rockton and Roscoe are true delights that should not be missed. (No supported rest stop, but several commercial stops are available.)


30 Mile Ride
Rolling countryside, quaint towns, and unspoiled views along the Sugar River sets the stage for this tour. The Duck Pond rest stop is a favorite on this route.


Extending the 30 mile ride, this route adds a rest stop at Beckman Mill with only a few more Wisconsin hills.


65 Mile Ride
Shift into high gear for this 65-mile trek through the rolling hills of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. You'll pass sprouting farmland, visit charming villages and cruise along the scenic Sugar River.


Once is good - Twice is great!
We love these routes so much that we will offer you the opportunity to ride on both Saturday and Sunday. Choose the day that fits your schedule best - or ride both days. There is an additional fee for riding both days.


Support Provided
Expect a detailed route map, cue sheet, sag wagons and exceptionally well-marked roads from the BLACKHAWK COUNTRY ROADS ride. Rest stops will be operating with covid safety in mind and provide packaged energy bars, bananas,  and bottled water.


Lunch served at Rockton Centre 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. We will provide box lunches from a local deli or market with sandwich, chips, cookies, and water.



 July 31
 Aug. 21
Aug. 21
or later 

 Individual rider w/T-shirt

   $38    $45

 Individual rider no T-shirt   

 $20    $25    $30

 Additional T-shirt

 $13    $13   $15

 Riders under 16

 $  8    $  8    $10

 Additional day ride fee




The ride starts and finishes at the Greater Rockton Centre, 302 W. Main St. in Rockton, Illinois. Registration and check-in is from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. We request that the 65-mile riders begin by 9 a.m. All riders must begin by 10 a.m.

Please leave parking spots in front of local businesses open for regular customers.

And it's easy to get to –

For information about hotels or camping, contact the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau


Chairperson:  Kurt Untersee  815-238-3236



Blackhawk Country Roads Route 2011