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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!

Click on one of the links at left for more specific route profile data about each riding day and the entire route.

 

Distances

Total Ride
The nominal length of the ride is 500 miles, or 85 miles per day on average. If you do every century option the nominal length of the ride is 600 miles, or 100 miles per day. The actual specific ride lengths will vary based on the options you choose and is considerably more than the most direct interstate route between Cairo and downtown Chicago at about 375 miles.

The minimum length of the entire ride is 499.1 miles, or 83.2 miles per day on average if you don't 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had to estimate what the mileage would be and unfortunately we underestimated it by about 80 miles, so some extremely outdated promotional information may still say the route is 420 miles long.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.

Supported Hotels
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 0.3 miles away 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 you will bike directly onto the main route from the supported hotel.

Non-Century Days
Each day is 83.2 miles long on average. Here are the average daily mileages for each non-century day:

Century Days
Each day is 102.4 miles long on average. Here are the average daily mileages for each century day:

Ride Segments
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 Climbs
Elevation and Climb information is is available under the information for each individual daily ride segment.

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