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  Blackhawk Country Roads
Metric Century + 3 Shorter Routes
May 28 & 29, 2022
(2021 ride cancelled - full refunds issued soon.  More info on 2022 ride will be available in January.)

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General Ride Descriptions:

Below is a summary of weekly BBSC rides past and present.  We offer routes to enjoy at various paces and distances.  Please always Check the Event Calendar and club emails to determine which rides are currently active, contact information, start time, location, and all other current details. Our general pacing guidelines are:
  • Leisure = Relaxed slower pace 10 – 13 mph 
  • Moderate = Mid level 14 – 17 mph
  • Fast = Advanced level 18+ mph

(If you're riding a mountain bike or new to road biking, we recommend starting at the leisure pace and working up from there.)

Weekly rides mostly occur March through November, subject to weather conditions and available daylight.  Weekly morning rides tend to start at 8 a.m. (June, July, August) or 9 a.m in other months.  The start times for other rides is variable.

Weekday and Saturday rides listed start at the same location each week unless the leader or group decide otherwise.  Members can add additional ride options if special events and opportunities arise.

The start location for Sunday rides changes each week.  Usually in the Rockford state-line area. there may also be multiple distance options to allow for a wider range of participants.

Most of our rides are on paved roads.  Gravel rides are available occasionally, usually added on an ad hoc basis.  Many rides make a meal stop of some kind, but leaders/group can choose if it's a sit down restaurant or convenience store snack.

Day Time Ride Pace Meeting Place Type Dist. Information
Mon. 09:00 AM Moderate New Milford Commons 6935 11st St., New Milford Flat/rolling 27/32 Breakfast or break in
Stillman Valley
Mon. 06:00 PM Leisure; Fast group may go separately City Parking Lot across from Baumann Park
Cherry Valley
Flat/rolling 12-28 Groups determine speed, route and distance
Tues. 08:30 AM Moderate Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Rockford Rolling/hilly 54/60 Group determines route.
Breakfast in Clinton, WI
Tues. 09:15 AM Moderate Brown Conservation Park, Caledonia & Quail Trap Roads Rolling/hilly 45+/- Breakfast or break in
Clinton, WI
Tues. 09:00 AM Fast Prairie Fields Sports Park, 1111 Fair-grounds Road, Belvidere Rolling/hilly 58 Breakfast in Clinton.
Group determines route.
Tues. 09:00 AM Leisure/
Moderate groups
Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Rockford Flat/rolling
19/24 19 mile ride-Breakfast at Boone County Family
No one left behind.
Tues.  04:30 PM  Moderate  Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve, 5601 S. Perryville Rd, Cherry Valley
Flat/rolling  18/31  Decide and ride
Wed. 04:30 PM Moderate/
Baumann Park, Cherry Valley Flat/rolling TBD Please call for additional information
Wed.  04:30 PM  TBD Sportscore One, 1288 Elmwood Road, Rockford, IL 61103
Rolling/hilly  19-21
 Decide and ride
Thurs. 09:00 AM Leisure Faith Center Church South parking lot, 4701 S. Main St., Rockford Flat/rolling 25 Ride to Winnebago for breakfast
Thurs. 09:00 AM Moderate Faith Center Church South parking lot, 4701 S. Main St., Rockford Flat/rolling 41 Breakfast or break in
Fri. 09:00 AM Leisure/
Fast groups
Prairie Fields Sports Park, 1111 Fair-grounds Road, Belvidere Flat/rolling 42 No one left behind.
Breakfast in Harvard.
Sat.SE Ride 09:00 AM Moderate/
fast groups
Baumann Park, Cherry Valley, IL Flat/rolling 30 or more Breakfast in Belvidere or Kirkland
Sat.NE Ride 09:00 AM Leisure/
Guilford High School parking lot, 5620 Spring Creek Road, Rockford Flat/rolling 26/41 Breakfast in Belvidere.
No one left behind
Sunday  Various Various Various Various Various Changes weekly.