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 travelled. 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 10 years as we have worked to incorporate all of our favorite routes.
Unfortunately, only our double metric riders were able to experience our Iroquois River routes. In 2021, the Two Rivers Century will grow again by offering 2 river route centuries.
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.
New in 2021 will be the Independence on the Iroquois; on the Sunday in July closest to Independence Day – this year July 4, 2021, starting in Watseka, IL and weaving along the Iroquois River.
For those of us who have cycled the roads offered by these two cycling events, we can wholeheartedly recommend you try both the Two Rivers Century and the Independence On The Iroquois!
COVID-19 NOTICE: With a great amount of sadness, we regret to announce that the 2020 "Two Rivers Century" and what would have been the inaugural "Independence On The Iroquois" have been- upon the advisory guidance of local cooperating entities- cancelled. In the meantime, we will regroup and begin preparing for 2021. Those who have already registered for 2020 through this site will be refunded in the next few days. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe, ride safely, and SEE YOU IN 2021!