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Effingham to Champaign


Overall Route Description
As the daily mileages increase from Effingham to Champaign the route really starts flatten out even more, although there will be some challenging rolling hills as you pedal through a few river valleys. There are many more long, straight stretches through the back roads than before which are perfect for pacelining. You'll end up your day in Champaign/Urbana very close to downtown Champaign and the University of Illinois, the state's premier public university and home of the Fighting Illini. Go Illini!

Century Option
The century option will occur directly on the route itself from the fourth rest stop in Pesotum into Champaign since this ride is the shortest of the day and thus the most amenable to have extra mileage added onto. There will not be an optional century loop out of the main lodging site in Champaign due to the increased traffic in Champaign - once you're there, you're there.


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RIDE ITINERARY

Rest Stop 1
Jennings Park
Neoga, IL

23.5 miles from the main lodging site
21.5 miles from the supported hotel

Rest Stop 1 will close at 9:00 am.


Rest Stop 2
Girls Softball Complex
Mattoon, IL

15.9 miles from rest stop 1

Rest Stop 2 will close at 11:00 am.


Rest Stop 3
Moore Memorial Park
Arcola, IL

18.9 miles from rest stop 2

Rest Stop 3 will close at 12:45 pm.


Rest Stop 4
Hartman Park
Pesotum, IL

18.5 miles from rest stop 3

Rest Stop 4 will close at 3:00 pm.


End - Champaign Main Lodging Site
Urbana First United Methodist Church
304 S. Race St.
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 367-8384

17.5 miles from rest stop 4 (base route)
27.6 miles from rest stop 4 (century option)


Route Profile Data

Each Ride Segment

 
Effingham
to Neoga
Neoga to
Mattoon
Mattoon
to Arcola
Arcola to
Pesotum
Pesotum to
Champaign
Main Lodging
Champaign
Main Lodging
to Champaign
Hotel
From
Effingham
Hotel
From
Effingham
Main
Lodging
Non-
Century
Century
Option
Distance (mi)
21.5
23.5
15.9
18.9
18.5
17.5
27.6
2.5
Elevation Profile
Starting Elevation (ft)
606
571
641
721
675
727
727
746
Ending Elevation (ft)
641
641
721
675
727
746
746
754
Highest Elevation (ft)
730
724
730
751
734
770
783
754
Lowest Elevation (ft)
582
571
634
626
646
710
684
731
Gross Climb (ft)
1146
1251
735
1049
376
384
613
71
Gross Climb
Profile
Net Climb (ft)
35
70
80
-46
52
19
19
8
Gross Grade
1.0
1.0
0.9
1.1
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.5
Net Grade
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1

Ride Segment Summary

Unique Ride Segments
8
Total Possible Routes
8
Total Rest Stops
6
On Road Rest Stops
4
Rest Stops Ridden To
5

Every Potential Route

Departure Location
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Daily Option(s)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Arrival Location
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Century Option
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Rest Stops
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
Total Distance (mi)
94.3
104.4
96.8
106.9
92.3
102.4
94.8
104.9
Elevation Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
571
571
571
571
606
606
606
606
Ending Elevation (ft)
746
746
754
754
746
746
754
754
Highest
Elevation (ft)
770
783
770
783
770
783
770
783
Lowest Elevation (ft)
571
571
571
571
582
582
582
582
Gross Climb (ft)
3795
4024
3866
4095
3690
3919
3761
3990
Gross Climb Profile
Net Climb (ft)
175
175
183
183
140
140
148
148
Longest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
23.5
27.6
23.5
27.6
21.5
27.6
21.5
27.6
Shortest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
Average Distance
Between Rest
Stops (mi)
18.9
20.9
18.9
20.9
18.5
20.5
18.5
20.5
Longest Ride
Segment Gross
Climb (ft)
1251
1251
1251
1251
1146
1146
1146
1146
Shortest Ride Segment
Gross Climb (ft)
376
376
376
376
376
376
376
376
Average Gross
Climb Between
Rest Stops (ft)
759
805
759
805
738
784
738
784
Gross Grade
0.8
0.7
0.8
0.7
0.8
0.7
0.8
0.7
Net Grade
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

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