Now in its 48th year, the Swedish Days ride remains one of the premier road bike tours held in the Chicago area. The ride starts and finishes at Central Middle School, near Burlington, Illinois. The school is located on Plato Road, 1 mile west of IL Route 47 and approximately 8 miles south of I–90 (44W303 Plato Road, Hampshire, IL 60109 for gps maps). From here all routes travel quiet and scenic paved roads of rural Kane County. The terrain is mostly flat, with the occasional hill. Along the way enjoy frequent rest stops stocked with thirst-quenching beverages and energizing food; including selections of fruits, breads, and our famous homemade cookies.
Jerseys & Moisture Wicking T-Shirts
Jerseys by Primal featuring our Swedish Days logo needed to be ordered before April 13. Pre-orders for jerseys are no longer being accepted.
All pre-ordered jerseys will be available for pick up on the day of the ride.
Orders will be taken on the day of the ride for $70 with delivery 4 weeks later.
Moisture Wicking T-shirts also featuring the above logo may be pre-ordered through June 4th. Men's and women's sizes S - XL cost $19; Men's XXL is $22 and Men's XXXL is $28.
Subject to availability, a limited number of T-shirts may also be available on the day of the ride for an additional charge.
Routes includes 29-Miles (one rest stop), 46-Miles (two rest stops), 66-Miles (three rest stops), 84-Miles (three rest stops), 104-Miles (four rest stops), and 128-Miles (five rest stops).
2017 RIDE with GPS ROUTES;
Disclaimer: We prepared these routes so you guys and gals with GPS units would have electronic course information to follow. You know these things can be a little quirky, so use these routes as an additional tool along with the road markings, signs and maps. We aren't responsible if you get lost by just following your GPS unit.
2017 Cue Sheets;
Rest Stops: Rides include well-placed rest stops, loaded with plenty of cold water, beverages, fruit, sandwiches, and snacks. Wrist bands will be used to identify registered riders.
Route Directions: Excellent maps, cue sheets, and road markings are provided.
Sag Service: Radio-equipped sag wagons will patrol all routes from 6:30 AM to 4 PM for your safety and convenience. Mechanics will also be available at the start for minor adjustments. Note: Riders are advised to carry a pump and patch kit and/or extra tube.
After the Ride: Cold watermelon and ice cream are served at the end of the ride; limited to the first 700 riders.
Discounted advance registration (through June 4th): $25 for a single rider and $40 for a family (1 or 2 adults, children under 18). Starting June 5th: $30 for a single rider and $50 for a family.
By mail: Closed
Day of Ride Registration: $30 for a single rider, $50 for a family (1 or 2 adults, children under 16). Submit completed and signed registration form with payment at the registration table. Note that only cash or checks can be accepted for registration on the day of the ride.
Day of Ride
- Check-in begins at 6:00 AM and ends at 9:30 AM
- 104/128-mile riders must be on the road by 8:00 AM
- Wristband, map and cue sheet are available at the registration desk
- All riders MUST wear a wristband
- All riders are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet
- Riders must be off the course by 4:00 PM