Get Ready for Tour De Shawnee 2016

Come on down to Southernmost Illinois and experience the scenery, beauty, and hospitality of the land between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

This ride is a favorite among cyclists and offers a 100 mile, 62 mile, 45 mile, 30 mile, and 15 mile ride. 

To learn more keep scrolling.

 Tour De Shawnee Scenes

Southenmost Illinois is a site to see and the Tour de Shawnee is a favorite for riders throughout the Midwest.  Below are just a few photos from the area and past rides.

Mississippi River

Thebes, IL

Horseshoe Lake

Olive Branch, IL
 

Thebes Courthouse

Thebes, IL

 

Shawnee National Forest

Southernmost Illinois

Tour de Shawnee Rider

Olive Branch, IL

Tour de Shawnee Riders

Olive Branch, IL

Tour de Shawnee Riders

Southernmost Illinois

Evelyn Caldwell & Tim Brown

President & Sherrif

EVENT DETAILS

Tour De Shawnee 2016 will be an immersive and breath-taking experience featuring an action-packed ride in beautiful Southernmost Illinois.

Registration and the Kick-Off Party will be held at the Community Center located in Olive Branch, IL.  The ride covers territory in three beautiful counties immersed in the Shawnee National Forest.

Rest stops with water and snacks will be plentiful on all routes.  SAG service will be provided.

Friday, October 21:

  • 5:30pm-7:30pm: Registration and early packet pick up
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm: Kick-Off Tail Gate Party featuring Barbeque and Fish

Saturday, October 22:

  • 7am-8am: Registration
  • 8am-5pm: Tour de Shawnee Ride

**Helmets are required for ALL participants including children in bike seats and buggies.

LOCATION

THE HORSESHOE LAKE COMMUNITY CENTER


Olive Branch, IL  62969
618-776-5893

Tour De Shawnee starts at the Horseshoe Lake Community Center located in the heart of Olive Branch, IL.  The Tail Gate Party is also held at the Community Center.

SPONSORS

Special Thanks to All Those Who Support the Tour De Shawnee

BECOME A SPONSOR

Tour De Shawnee sponsorships offer a valuable opportunity to showcase your brand and gain targeted exposure to hundreds of cyclists, area residents, local businesses, and potential customers.

REGISTRATION

BEFORE OCTOBER 7, 2016

ALL EVENTS, RIDE, T-SHIRT

$40

  • Tail Gate Party
  • BBQ & Fish Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • T-Shirt
  • Must Register By Midnight October 7, 2016
AFTER OCTOBER 7, 2016

ALL EVENTS & RIDE
(T-Shirt not included)

$40

  • Tail Gate Party
  • BBQ & Fish Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • T-Shirt (not Included)
  • Registration Anytime prior to 8am on October 22, 2016

FAQ

Where Can I Get The Route Maps?

Below are the 2016 Routes with links.  Please click the link to view or print maps.
Routes may change prior to the ride due to road conditions, etc.  Please check back for final maps.Below are the 2016 Routes with links.  Please click the link to view or print maps.   Routes may change prior to the ride due to road conditions, etc.  Please check back for final maps.

20-Mile Route:  https://www.strava.com/routes/6187614  
35-Mile (Flat) Route:  https://www.strava.com/routes/6187622  
33-Mile (Hilly) Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/6187631  
53-Mile Route:  https://www.strava.com/routes/6187641  
67-Mile Route:  https://www.strava.com/routes/6187655  
102-Mile Route:  https://www.strava.com/routes/6187663
 

Where do the registration fees collected for Tour De Shawnee go?

All fees collected from Tour de Shawnee riders goes to the Alexander County Tourism Board.  Proceeds are used to promote tourism in Alexander County.  Past projects have included support of local food pantries, school organizations, 4-H, historical groups, college scholarships, fire departments, and local attractions.

What kind of weather should I expect?


Autumn in Southernmost Illinois is beautiful, and the changing leaves hit their peak in mid to late October. You can expect sunny days or rainy days - it's impossible to predict as we've had both during this time of year.  The temperature can range from the low 50's to the high 70's. Don’t forget to come prepared because the ride must go on!

What is the Charity of Choice?

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has been chosen by the Alexander County Tourism Board as the Tour de Shawnee's Charity of Choice.  Riders in the tour de Shawnee are given the oportunity to donate to the MS Society Local Gateway chapter. All donations will go toward assisting those individuals in Southern Illinois who are battling MS. 
 

How can I find out more about Southern Illinois?


Cyclists can find out more about the beautiful Southern Illinois area by visiting http://www.southernmostillinois.com. You may download a free brochure on the area at the website.