June 14, 2023

(GASP) You haven’t signed up for the Z Tour Bike Ride yet?! 

Not trying to be dramatic or anything, but you are not going to want to miss this event! 

This year’s Z Tour is going on while Princeton’s first annual Bike Fest is happening! Bike Fest is something you do not want to miss out on while you come for our amazing ride! We have several route options with many SAG stops to get nourishment and of course the beloved end of ride meal! We will even have options for massages at the end of your ride! 


Saturday, June 24th
Zearing Park
Princeton, IL 61356

May 24, 2023

$35 price ending soon!

Get your tickets in now. You have 1 week until the prices for Z Tour 2023 go to $45.00 per rider! 

As always, our riders under 12 are free! 


Z Tour is on June 24th, 2023! We cannot wait to see you. 

Don’t forget, if you are riding with a group of 4 or more people, email in order to inform us your group information so we can have chamber bucks ready for you to utilize on Bike Fest weekend!

Come and play early! Our town is hosting a Bike Fest on Friday, June 23rd that will include live bands! 

April 27, 2023

Bike Fest June 23rd!

Princeton is holding the First Annual Bike Fest on Friday, June 23rd – the night before Z Tour!

See the event details below:

January 31, 2023

Registration begins at Midnight!

You can register for the 2023 Z Tour starting at Midnight tonight!

There will be special pricing of $30 for Wednesday and Thursday. Don’t miss the Early Bird Discount!

Z Tour 2023 will be held on Saturday, June 24 with the ride beginning at Zearing Park.

July 28, 2022

Thank You!

What a successful 2022 Z Tour! We had over 300 riders after two long years off. We made over $12,000 to benefit the Zearing Child Enrichment Center for advancements to Safety and Security at the program.

We want to take a moment to thank the many people that either sponsored or helped make this ride a successful day! We could not have done it without you! We look forward to another successful ride in 2023!

Platinum Sponsors:

Heartland Bank & Trust, Princeton Chamber of Commerce

Silver Sponsors:

OSF Saint Clare, Bureau County Emergency Management Agency, Central Bank, Midland States Bank, Rich and Barb Everette, Dimond Brothers

Bronze Sponsors:

St. Margaret’s, City of Princeton


ZCEC Staff, Family and Friends, The ZCEC Board of Directors

212 (Gregg Pearson), Bike Works in Peru, Bureau County Highway Department, Bureau County Sheriff’s Department, Bureau County Township Supervisors, Cami and Paul McMahon, Illinois Department of Transportation, Jamison Media Services, Kent Thompson, Frank Bettasso, Dennis Toth, Ernie Parr, Zig’s Station, Chad Kies, Advanced Sanitation, Princeton Park District, Princeton Police Department, Skoonerz Grill & Bar, The Bike Place, Township Road Commissioner, Princeton Public Library, Village of Tiskilwa, Tim and Judy Harris.

Thanks again,

Lauren Widmer, ZCEC Director

June 20, 2022

What a weekend!

Wow! The weather did not disappoint us for our 2022 10th annual Z Tour Bike Ride! ?

Thank you to all the riders for coming and spending your Saturday with us! ?‍♀️

Thank you to all the volunteers for your hours of time into putting this wonderful event on!??

Thanks to everyone for making this day great! We are so happy we got to have a successful ride after some time off!!

Send us photos if you have any!! ??

Merchandise is still available for purchase on our website! We will be shipping orders out! I will collect our last orders this Friday, June 24th! Once I receive all the items, I will be sure to get the orders sent out as quickly as I can!

June 17, 2022

It’s Not Too Late to Ride With Us!

Get signed up TONIGHT at the Down on Main Street Concert! 5:30-7:30 p.m. or on Saturday morning as early as 5:45 a.m. Registration ends at 8:30 a.m. See you in Princeton, Illinois on Friday night for the street concert and Saturday morning for Z Tour 2022!

June 15, 2022

$40 Registration Ends at Midnight Thursday

The current price for a Z Tour Registration is $40.00. Friday Evening and Saturday Morning Registration prices go up to $45.00!

The forecast is looking great for this weekend. The Routes are all marked and cleared off. SAG stops will be supplied with drinks and snacks. So many fun things to do in town. Several delicious food options in town after the ride available. We look forward to seeing you all! 


June 14, 2022

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Z-Tour Weekend

We use the Dan Henrys marking system here to mark our routes. The routes are beginning to be marked and will be looking lovely before our ride on Saturday, June 18th! 

You can come up Friday night and enjoy the Down On Main Street concert and get yourself checked in early for your early morning start! 

Register TODAY at

SAG stops ,stocked with snacks, water and Gatorade along with water stops to hydrate you along the way! 

Finish your day off with some delicious food in town!

You can get food from La Katrina Autentica food truck that will be parked outside of Barrel Society. Bring your bib along for $1.00 off your first draft beverage!

You can go to Beef and Ag days to get your food and beverages! 

You can even visit any of our local restaurants for a meal and beverage also!

June 2, 2022

Need somewhere to stay Friday and Saturday night of the Z Tour?

We would love to see you at the Friday night Street Concert in Downtown Princeton, so you need a place to stay after the event, check out the fairgrounds for a nice camping spot! Check out the link below to see more about the Down on Main Street concerts! 


The Bureau County Fairgrounds does have camping options available! See the “camping” link below for how to register! 


The Campgrounds have a 2 day garage sale the weekend of Z Tour! This is going on Friday and Saturday! Think about stopping to see if there are any good finds 🙂 

Register for Z Tour today!! 

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