Biking with Beanzie (BWB) is a recreational ride presented by Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb and sponsored by Northwestern Medicine and other donors. The ride route consists primarily of flat rural roads with some rolling terrain. Riders can choose from multiple route options, ranging from approximately 20 to 100 miles, enabling each rider to choose the route most appropriate for him or her. Routes go through scenic DeKalb, Ogle, and Lee County windmill farms. All roads are well-paved, lightly traveled and posted with signs containing ride information and bits of Beanzie humor.
BWB also offers 3, 5, and 8-mile family-friendly, community bicycle pathway routes.
Ride starts and ends at DeKalb High School (DHS), 501 W. Dresser Road, DeKalb, IL 60115
Long Distance Routes (approximately 20 to 100 miles)
2019 Route Maps & Cue/Turn-by-Turn Sheets will be available here, two days prior to event.
**If there is questionable weather, please check with Registration/Check-in by 6:15 a.m. before you leave the high school for any updates. You can also call the Beanzie Central phone number listed on the Cue Sheets. Safety first. With the number of riders participating in our event, it is difficult to communicate with everyone (although we try).
Family/Community Routes (3, 5, 8 mile routes & can be repeated)
Beanzie Bike Pathway Community Ride Map
All ride routes are provided with rest stops and water stops, regardless of the length of the route chosen. Bagels, fruit, beverages and a variety of other food options will be provided at rest stops. Our ride is easy to navigate with well-marked routes, route maps, and cue sheets. Friendly SAG wagon drivers are knowledgeable about the route and bicycling. Ice cold watermelon and other snacks will be available following the ride. As a rider of the Biking with Beanzie event, you will be investing in our community. BWB is a “family” event that promotes fitness and family fun. Profits from this ride go to support the Kishwaukee Bike Pathway projects and other projects within DeKalb County. BWB is partnering with Northwestern Medicine and Live Healthy DeKalb County initiative to help promote a healthier lifestyle within DeKalb County.
Registration Times & Start Times
Walkup/”Day of” Registrations accepted. Cash or check.
6:30 to 9:30 a.m. – Long Distance Routes (approximately 20 to 100 miles)
Start between 6:15 & 7:30 a.m. (80 to 100 mile routes)
Start between 6:15 & 9:30 a.m. (20 to 65 mile routes)
9:45 to 11:45 a.m. – Family/Community Routes (3, 5, 8 routes & can be repeated)
All riders must be finished with the ride and the DeKalb High School facilities by 3:30 p.m.
T-shirts are NOT part of registration.
T-shirts may be purchased for $10.00 through July 3, or $12.00 after July 3, as available.
$27.00 with pre-registration through July 3.
$35.00 after July 3 and day of event
$10.00 with pre-registration or day of event.
Registered Youth age 12 and under ride FREE on all routes with paid adult rider.
Please email child’s name & age to BikingwithBeanzie@yahoo.com
Please do not register Youth under 12 on Active.com .
Registering for the Ride
-Register by U.S. Postal mail including a Beanzie 2019 trifold to PO Box 1007 DeKalb, IL 60115. 2020 trifold available late winter.
-www.Active.com (Active.com Registration Closes at Midnight of July 3, 2020)
Click <a href = “https://endurancecui.active.com/new/events/63732052/select-race?_p=2878394901398129”>here</a> to Register Online
$3.25 online registration fee