The Calhoun County Classic is a hidden gem of a ride with 360 degrees of green pastures, orchards, and rivers over rolling whispering roads. Push yourself while you explore some of the most picturesque views of the Mississippi River Valley. It's so beautiful that you'd swear you were pedaling through the French countryside.
General InformationRide Start Time: 6:30am - 8am (rolling start due to the ferry crossing)Check-In Begins: 6:30amStart Location: Pere Marquette State Park (Marina Parking), 12814 IL-100, Grafton, IL 62037Routes Lengths (in miles): 22, 44, 85Terrain: Rolling hills with a few steep climbs, winding | Mixed pavement
Remember to ride predictably and safely on these country roads. Familiarize yourself with the rules of the road before the ride. Let's be good representatives of the cycling community.
Riders will be allowed to start anytime after the 6:30am check-in but before 8:00am. The purpose of the 8:00am cutoff time is to help us manage SAG and Rest Stop support by knowing how many riders are out on the course. If we allow riders to start later than 8:00am, we have to keep rest stops open much later in the day which puts a strain on our amazing volunteers who have given their time to keep you hydrated and fed. They appreciate our cooperation and so do we.
A HUGE thank you to our sponsors:
- Schlafly Beer is the 2022 beer and hard seltzer sponsor of the Trailnet Classics- Rest Stop nutrition provided by GU Energy
All riders will have access to turn-by-turn directions via Ride with GPS. You’ll receive a link to the Ride with GPS Event in your confirmation email. Only paid Ride with GPS will have narrated direction cues. Trailnet Members are eligible for a 20% lifetime discount on paid Ride with GPS accounts.
GPX files can be downloaded from the Ride with GPS pages for use with your bike computer
Printable PDF files for each route will be emailed out prior to the ride.
Arrows will be painted on the ground at each turn.
* Please do not rely on one single form of navigation *
Rest stops are placed in roughly 15-mile increments on each route. Each rest stop will have snacks, water, Gatorade and restrooms.
On-Course Mechanical S.A.G. Support
We are using TraQCentral for S.A.G. support. TraQCentral is a simple app that uses very little battery life and data. It allows our S.A.G. team to instantly pinpoint your location and offer an accurate response arrival time. Download for free on Apple or Android.
We are following local and federal guidelines for COVID-19 and have measures in place to allow people to ride safely. We appreciate your cooperation.
Volunteers are the most crucial part of making our Trailnet rides so successful. Did you know that all volunteers receive a free ride voucher for a future ride? Sign up here to volunteer for the Calhoun County Classic.
*** Note - Routes are subject to change. Routes are finalized 2 days prior to the event at which time you will receive an email informing you that they are ready for download.
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2022 Trailnet Classics Season T-Shirt
- Heather black - Made in the USA Bella + Canvas shirt- Printed in St. Louis- Super soft and pre-shrunk
Trailnet Classics Sticker Pack
5 vinyl Trailnet Classics stickers. Size 3" x 1"
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By checking this box, I agree to ride safely, within my skill level while obeying all rules of the road. I agree to be respectful and share the road with other vehicles, motorcycles and fellow cyclists.