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Fox Valley Bicycle & Ski Club's 
Annual Swedish Days Ride celebrates its 50th year in 2019!
Plan on joining us on Sunday, June 23

This page is under construction - please excuse it's incompleteness while we update all of the
details for this year's ride.

Swedish Days Ride 2017 Highlights

SWD 2019 artwork 

Maple Park, Illinois - Kane County

Now in its 50th year, the Swedish Days ride remains one of the premier road bike tours held in the Chicago area. New Location! The ride starts and finishes at Kaneland High School 47 W. 326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park, Illinois 60151. 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 cookies.

Moisture Wicking 50th anniversary T-Shirts and jerseys will be for sale. (updated pricing forthcoming)


2019 Swedish Days jersey

Moisture Wicking T-shirts and jersey pre-orders not yet available.

Pre-order costs: Men's and women's sizes ...

Moisture Wicking T-shirts
 also featuring the above logo may be available day of the ride while supplies last. Pre-order costs: Men's and women's sizes S - XL cost $25; Men's XXL is $27 and Men's XXXL is $30.


Subject to availability, a limited number of T-shirts may be available on the day of the ride for an additional charge.

FVBSC Polar Insulated Water Bottles


  20 oz club water bottle            24 oz club water bottle

Water bottles featuring the club logo may be pre-ordered at this time.
$11.00 for the 20 oz. bottle or
$13.00 for the 24 oz. bottle.


Subject to availability, a limited number of bottles may also be available on the day of the ride for $14.00.


Below are the five route distances being offered in 2019.

Routes include 25-Miles (one rest stop), 50-Miles (two rest stops), 62-Miles (two rest stops), 100-Miles (four rest stops), and 124-Miles (five rest stops).

2019 RIDE with GPS ROUTES: 

Disclaimer: We prepared these routes so riders with GPS units would have electronic course information to follow. Please use these routes as an additional tool along with the road markings, signs and maps.

2019 Cue Sheets:

2019 Maps:


Online Registration*: Discounted advance registration through midnight on Friday, June 21st:
$25 for single rider 
$40 for family (1-2 adults, children under 18)


Day of Registration:

$35 for single rider 
$50 for family (1-2 adults, children under 18)

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.

*Non-members will be charged a $2.00 convenience fee by Club Express.

Register on-line for a chance to win a $50 gift card from The Bike Rack in St.Charles. Riders must pick up their gift card in person on the day of the ride. They will not be mailed to those who do not attend the ride.

First 300 riders to register on-line will receive a cooling bandana!

Rain or Shine - no refunds.


Day of Ride

  • Check-in begins at 6:00 AM and ends at 9:30 AM
  • 100/124-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

Ride Support

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. 

*MAPS AT REGISTRATION* - We will have maps available at the ride; but we encourage you to print out and review the map(s) before ride day. That way you can quickly and confidently get on the road after registration. Also if you feel like changing route distances mid-ride, you’ll have a good idea of what your options are.

Check out our guides:

Which Route Is Best For Me

Ride Time Analysis

  Google Maps Ride Location