You now have more choices.
The evolution of a bike ride.
The Two Rivers Century began in 2010 when the Kankakee River Bike Club realized our local roads were as good - if not better - than those of the organized rides to which we often traveled. We have light traffic, relatively flat, and very scenic paved roads along the Kankakee and Iroquois Rivers. Our inaugural event was a metric century. The ride grew in numbers and distance over the past 13 years as we have worked to incorporate all of our favorite routes.
Because only our double metric riders were able to experience our Iroquois River routes, the Two Rivers Century has grown by offering 2 separate river route century events.
One for the Kankakee River and one for the Iroquois River.
What you know as the Two Rivers Century remains; always on the Sunday of the first full weekend in August starting in Kankakee, IL and weaving along the Kankakee River and the mouth of the Iroquois River. This year it will be Sunday, August 6, 2023
We also host the Independence On The Iroquois; occurring on the Sunday in July closest to Independence Day – this year July 2, 2023, starting in Watseka, IL and weaving along the Iroquois River.
New in 2023 will be the Shaw Crank Convention; on the Sunday after Labor Day – this year September 10, 2023. It will be at Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see, a "natural playground", in Manteno, IL. Ride trails, paths and roads and then relax and recreate.
For those of us who have cycled the routes offered by these two cycling events, we can wholeheartedly recommend you try all our events: Two Rivers Century, Independence On The Iroquois, and the Shaw Crank Convention!