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Our route generally parallels I-57 and although the terrain does vary, it is generally very flat especially after Carbondale.

The route starts out at the furthest southernmost point in Illinois at the confluence of the two largest rivers in the United States, the Ohio and the Mississippi. From there the route goes through the densely forested and sparsely populated hilly Shawnee National Forest region in southern Illinois, and then transitions into very flat, open riding on the county back roads through the corn and soybean fields of central Illinois. As we arrive in the Chicago area the riding will become more urban and you will cap your experience riding directly next to Lake Michigan into downtown on Chicago's world famous Lakefront Path!

Note that posted route data may not correlate exactly to the actual route you will ride due to reroutes necessary within one month.

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P.O. Box 8454 • Chicago, IL 60680 • (877) TOUR-ILL [868-7455]
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