Route Profile Data
The following route data is for Bicycle Illinois only and
does not include information for the Tri-State Tour #2. Much
more information will be coming very soon including elevation
and climb information and information that includes the
Tri-State Tour #2!
on one of the links at left for more specific route profile
data about each riding day and the entire route.
The nominal length of the ride is 500 miles, or 85 miles
per day on average. If you do
nominal length of the ride is 600 miles, or 100 miles per
ride lengths will vary based on the options you choose
and is considerably more than the most direct interstate
Cairo and downtown
at about 375 miles.
The minimum length of the entire ride is 499.1
miles, or 83.2 miles per day
do any options that add on additional mileage.
Please note that when originally planning the tour in 2004
we had to estimate what the mileage would be and unfortunately
we underestimated it by about 80 miles, so some extremely
outdated promotional information may still say the route
is 420 miles long. As time goes on hopefully everyone will
update their information.
Main Lodging Site
If you stay at the main lodging site every night the shortest
possible route is 499.1 miles total if you don't do
any options and the longest possible route is 607.8 miles
total if you do every possible option.
If you stay at the supported hotel every night the shortest
possible route is 505.2 miles total
if you don't do any options and the longest possible
route is 613.9 miles total if you do every possible option.
If you stay at the supported hotel every night, the entire
ride is only 6.1 miles longer.
On average, the
supported hotels are only 1.8 miles from the
main lodging site, with the closest one being
in Centralia and the farthest one only being 3.2 miles
away in Effingham.
However, in every stopping town except Cairo you will also
save mileage on the
first ride of the day because the supported hotel is
located on the way out of town and
bike directly onto the main route from the supported hotel.
Each day is 83.2 miles long on average. Here are the average
daily mileages for each non-century day:
Each day is 102.4 miles long on average. Here are the average
daily mileages for each century day:
The average ride segment is 18.3 miles long, not including
any optional rides such as rides to or from supported hotels
or any additional mileage due to options. The longest mandatory
ride segment will be 23.8 miles from
Edgewood to the Effingham main lodging site. The
shortest mandatory ride segment will be 8.5 miles on the
loop ride from the Cairo main lodging site to the confluence
of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
The average additional mileage each day to complete a century
option is 19.1 miles. The
most additional mileage to complete a century
option is 28.1 miles for the Centralia
century loop option. The least additional mileage
to complete a century option is 10.8 miles for the ride from
Effingham to Champaign.
Elevation and Climb information is is
available under the information for each individual daily ride