Now in its 51st year, the Swedish Days Ride remains one of the premier road bike tours held in northern Illinois and one of the very few Midwestern rides that offers a double metric century (124 miles). The ride starts and ends at Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Rd, Maple Park, Illinois. From there all routes travel quiet and scenic paved roads of rural Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties. Rest stops feature thirst-quenching beverages and a wide assortment of energizing food, plus air-conditioned seating areas and indoor restrooms.
Fox Valley Bicycle & Ski Club uses the net proceeds from this event to support the efforts of organizations promoting cycling and outdoor activities throughout Northern Illinois such as the League of American Bicyclists, Ride Illinois, Active Transportation Alliance, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Illinois Prairie Path and Project Mobility. Our event has no affiliation with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce's Swedish Days Festival.
51st Anniversary T-Shirts and Jerseys
Pre-orders accepted until April 15. No jerseys or t-shirts will be available to buy on the day of the ride.
Men's sizes S - XXXL $65
Women's sizes S - XL $65
New for 2020!
Women's Racerback jersey in sizes S - XL $65
Men's sizes S - XXXL $25
Women's sizes S - XL $25
Due to differences in the way a color looks digitally compared to on fabric, the shades in the images may not be the exact shade of color on the jerseys and T-shirts.
Online Registration Open
until Friday, June 26
$28 for single rider
$45 for family (1-2 adults, children under 18)
Rain or Shine - no refunds.
*Non-members will be charged a $2 convenience fee by Club Express.
Day of Ride Registration - Sunday, June 28
Cash, check or credit card accepted on the day of the ride.
$40 for single rider
$55 for family (1-2 adults, children under 18)
Day of Ride Information
- Check-in 6:00 to 9:30 AM
- Each rider must sign waiver and wear a wristband
- 100/124-mile riders must be on the road by 8:00 AM
- Wristband, map and cue sheet are available at registration
- All riders are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet
- Riders must be off the course by 4:00 PM
Rest Stops: Looping routes include rest stops at the D302 high school and middle school, with plenty of cold water, beverages, fruit, sandwiches and snacks. Schools are air-conditioned, offer indoor restroom facilities, and plenty of seating. Wrist bands are used to identify registered riders
Route Directions: Maps, cue sheets, GPS routes and road markings available.
SAG: Riders are provided wrist bands with the SAG phone number printed on the band. Radio-equipped cars patrol routes from 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM for your safety and convenience. Mechanics available at the start for minor adjustments. Riders are responsible for fixing flat tires.
Refreshments available at the end of the ride.