Month: February 2020

February 27, 2020

It’s For The Kids!

Our latest video below highlights the reason we do the Z Tour Bike Ride every year! It’s for the kids!

25% of our population is 100% the future. Every dollar from our ride goes back to the Zearing Child Enrichment Center.

February 25, 2020

New Routes for 2020!

We have made several exciting modifications to our five route options to best serve riders of all caliber and ability level this year. Special thanks to Princeton’s street department for their continued cooperation with the event. All routes, besides the 10 miler, will wind through beautiful sections of historic Princeton and swing by our benefactor organization, the Zearing Child Enrichment Center. Riders are invited to visit our many fine shops and restaurants on historic Main Street after the ride.

Visit for more information.

February 16, 2020

Registration for 2020 begins today!

The 10th Annual Z Tour Bike Ride is a charity road ride, supporting the Zearing Child Enrichment Center in Princeton, which provides riders a chance to enjoy some of the finest bike riding roads that North-Central Illinois has to offer. The five well marked and supported routes featured incorporate hills, rolling terrain, and beautiful views of Bureau Creek and the Hennepin Canal all with minimal traffic. 

Get more information for this great ride held in Princeton, Illinois online at Early check-in is offered on Friday night’s “Down on Main Street” live concert Friday evening featuring the band Tons-O-Fun. Enjoy live music, food vendors and drinks as you check in for the ride. Merchandise pick-up and sales are also available during these times.

Back by popular demand is the Group Registration Option- Me + 3 = 

  • 1 Leader should create a catchy group name
  • Each individual should register under that catchy name
  • At least 4 riders in a group
  • Receive (1) $25.00 in Chamber Bucks to spend at Princeton businesses OR $25.00 on select Z Tour Merchandise! 

Register your group today and join the Z Tour and city of Princeton for all the fun starting Friday evening at 5:00 pm. 

  • Easy and really fast check-in opening at 5:45 am.
  • Detailed maps and cue for our five road routes
  • Five themed rest stops supplied with nutritional food, beverages, and music. 10-mile with an optional hill challenge, 30-mile, 55-mile, 75 mile, and 100 mile. 
  • Camping options at the Bureau County Fairgrouns (nominal fee).
  • Radio-dispatched SAG and support by the Bureau Countu EMA until 3:00 pm
  • Light breakfast offered from 6:00-9:00 am at Zearing Park
  • Post-ride meal served from 10:30-4:00 pm at Zearing Park
  • All 55, 75, and 100 Mile riders MUST start between 6:00-8:00 AM. Helmets required!
  • 30 Mile riders MUST leave between 6:00-9:00 AM. Helmets required!
  • 10 Mile riders MUST leave between 9:00-9:30 AM. Helmets required!
  • All routes begin and end at Princeton’s beautiful Zearing Park.
  • Once online registration closes, our fee is $45.00- You will be able to register Friday night at the Down On Main Street Concert from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Prouty Building on Main Street OR on Saturday morning beginning at 5:45 AM at Zearing Park. 

Download the Ride with GPS app. Some routes subject to change closer to the ride date. 

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