The evolution of a bike ride. The Two River Century began in 2010 when the Kankakee River Bike Club realized our local roads were better than the organized rides to which we were traveling. We have lightly traveled, relatively flat, and very scenic hard 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. This year, 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 this year is the “Independence on the Iroquois”; on the Sunday in July closest to Independence Day – this year July 5, 2020, starting in Watseka, IL and weaving along the Iroquois River.
New Routes for 2022!
Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena
1601 River Road, Kankakee, IL 60901 • 815.939.1946
Our recommended distances are: 22, 46, 62, 82, 102, or 127 miles, utilizing the "Loop System" of routing. It's also possible to "stitch together" a custom length by choosing loops on your own. See the Routes page.
Every participant must present a photo ID and then sign the Informed Consent, Assumption of Risk, and Waiver of Liability. Please make sure you read it HERE (opens new window) before you register.
Ride Day Registration Beginning at 6:00 a.m. at Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena.
SUGGESTED START TIMES:
6:30 am for double metric (128 mi.); 7:30 am for Century (100 mi.);
8:30 am for 80 mile; 9:30 am for Metric Century (62 mi.)
•• Sag stops at 3:00 p.m. ••
Fee includes well-marked roads and maps, sag service, rest stops with snacks, and fun! Fee is non-refundable.
$30 if received by June 1 ($35 if received after June 1, 2021)
$5 children 5 and under.
(Dedicated to local biking and other active outdoor recreation opportunities, improvement and safety.)
Hilton Garden Inn. Only a 2 mile bike ride from the event start, Hilton Garden is optimally located nearby!
Call (815) 932-4444 to reserve a room.
Tent and RV Camping. Only a 1/2 mile from the registration table!
Set up camp Saturday night, ride to registration in the morning!
RV & tent spots are limited, and will be first come first serve. Payment will be required on camp site.
For more lodging options in the area, visit: www.VisitKankakeeCounty.com.
Frank Lloyd Wright Tours. Available on all route lengths, there will be tours of
Frank Lloyd Wright’s "B. Harley Bradley House" on the hour until 3pm starting at noon on Saturday and Sunday.
Those wearing or with someone wearing our wristband: Reduced admission Only $12!
Visit: www.kankakeewright.org. (The FLW “Hickox House” next door is privately owned; no tours.)
Reed's Canoe Trips. While you're in the Kankakee area for the weekend,
Reeds Canoe Trips is offering $4/person off canoe trips. Mention our special rate code “TRCBR”.
Visit: www.reedscanoetrips.com, or call 815-932-2663 (815-WeCanoe)
Kankakee County Fair. Visit the Kankakee County Fair- Just a mile south of I-57 on Rt. 45/52.
For more events in the Kankakee area Visit: www.VisitKankakeeCounty.com.