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2020 Blackhawk Country Roads
May 23 & 24

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HomeCountry Roads Invitational

Annual Blackhawk Country Roads Invitational Ride

The 42nd Annual ride

DATE: Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26, 2019

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN (UNTIL MAY 22): You may also register day of event at the Greater Rockton Centre 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
302 West Main Street, Rockton, IL 61073



The ride features a delightful route, starting at the Greater Rockton Centre, on Main Street in Rockton, Illinois. 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 - FAMILY ROUTE
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.


Rolling countryside, quaint towns, and unspoiled views along the Sugar River sets the stage for this tour. The Duck Pond and Beckman Mill are old favorite rest stops on this longer route with fewer of the 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
A detailed route map and cue sheet, sag wagons and exceptionally well-marked roads are what you can expect from the BLACKHAWK COUNTRY ROADS ride. Rest stops are well stocked with high-energy snacks, refreshing drinks and sweet goodies.


Lunch served 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Join us for a relaxing and refreshing lunch at the climate-controlled Greater Rockton Centre after your ride.



We are excited to contribute $2 for each rider to the League of Illinois Bicyclists to support their advocacy efforts.



 April 20 
May 11
or later 

 Individual rider w/T-shirt

 $29     $33    $40

 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.

PARKING (with rest room) is on the former grade school parking lot, one block north on Salem at Chapel Street, west of Hononegah High School.  Absolutely NO PARKING at Hononegah High School because of a special high school event

Map location for Parking

And it's easy to get to –

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


Chairpersons: Fred  & Jean Kennerly 815-621-2913



Blackhawk Country Roads Route 2011