Biking with Beanzie: Registration & General Info

Save the date!  Biking with Beanzie will be July 12, 2015.

Register here:  2015 Registration

Maps: Route Map 2014

Beanzie Bike Pathway Comm. Ride Map 2014    3 miles; 5 miles; 8 miles

Cue/Turn-by-Turn Sheets:  Beanzie Road Ride- Turn by Turn Cue Sheets 2014-

Save the date!  Biking with Beanzie will be July 12, 2015.

Beanzie 2015 Trifold Flyer Print Tri-fold brochure.
** 4up_handbill_2015 
 Print 4up flyer for advertising.  PDF.

2014 Mileages on each Road Ride Route:
28.1 miles; 42.8 miles; 66 miles; 78.3 miles; 101.2 miles.

All riders must be finished with the ride and the DeKalb High School facilities by 3:30 p.m.

*If you pre-register and if your email address is provided and is legible, an attempt will be made to email maps and cue sheets the day before the Beanzie Ride.  Consider making a “trusted” email address.   Then, our messages may not be lost in spam filters.

Road Ride Rest Stops & Water Stops:  Check here 2 days prior to the event.

Starts times for the Family “Community Bike Pathway” Ride start as early as 9:45 and ends at 11:45 a.m.
3 or 5 or 8 mile riders must start by between 9:45 and 11:45. All riders must be finished by 2:30 p.m.
For safety reasons, we must be firm on start times.

Start times for the Road Ride are earlier. Riders can start between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
80 or 101 mile riders must start by 8:00 a.m. or earlier.
20 or 40 or 60 mile riders must start by 9:30 a.m. or earlier.
All riders must be finished with the ride and the DeKalb High School facilities by 3:30 p.m.
**We must be firm on start times.

If the adult riders have paid the $27/$35 Road Ride registration fee, they are still welcome to ride the Community Ride afterwards. The Community Ride costs $10 for adults. This is a charity event organized by volunteers. We will not charge you the $10 but would encourage you to make a donation if you can. The point of the event is “family and fitness.” Kiwanis and this event raises money for children’s projects and the Bike Pathways in our county.

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REGISTER HERE:  Online on at

with a $3.25 fee.  [no charge to Active members] or free on the Kishwaukee YMCA website.

For GPS:  Beanzie starts and ends at the

<for GPS or Mapquest>
the “new” DeKalb High School, District 428 (DHS) 501 W. Dresser Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Contact Team Beanzie at or
<mailing address> PO Box 1007 DeKalb, IL 60115 or     

To register by U.S. Postal Mail or as a Walk-up, please print:
Beanzie trifold flyer~  Beanzie14_brochure

A. Beanzie Road Ride
Registration & Start Times (start as early as 6:30 a.m.)
80/101 mile must start by 8:00 a.m. or earlier.
20/40/60 mile must start by 10:00 a.m. or earlier.
All riders must be finished by 3:30 p.m.
T-shirt provided for each paid registration. (You are guaranteed a T-shirt with registration by June 26)
Adult: $35.00 (or $27.00 before June 26)
Additional t-shirts: $10.00

B. Community Bike Pathway Ride
[ 3/5/8 mile registration will be 9:45-11:45 a.m. ]
T-shirt provided for each paid registration (You are guaranteed a T-shirt with registration by June 26)
Adult shirts: $10.00 (Registered children 13 & younger with paid adult are free)
Registered children 13 & younger will get a free t-shirt
(Email us their size after registration by June 26.
Additional t-shirts: $10.00

Register by U.S. Postal mail including a printed paper form to  PO Box 1007 DeKalb, IL 60115
Post marked registration by 6/26/2015 are guaranteed a t-shirt.

Register on-line on

 $3.25 surcharge for non-Active members for online registration.

Free Registration on the Kishwaukee YMCA website for members.

Safety: All riders are expected to wear helmets.

     Biking with Beanzie (BWB) is a recreational ride presented by Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb and sponsored by Kishwaukee Community Hospital.
     The ride route consists of primarily flat rural roads with some rolling terrain with estimated ride options of 25, 46, 62, 80 or 101 miles. Past rides have gone through scenic Lake Shabbona State Park and the Lee County windmill farm. All roads are well-paved, lightly traveled and posted with signs containing ride information and bits of Beanzie humor.
     There are also 3, 5 and 8-mile family/community bicycle pathway routes.
     All ride routes are provided with rest stops and water stops, regardless of the length of the route chosen.  Bagels, fruit, beverages and a variety of other food options will be provided at rest stops. Our ride is easy to navigate with well-marked routes, route maps, and cue sheets. Friendly sag wagon drivers are knowledgeable about the route and bicycling.  Community vendors and food vendors will also be available following the ride.
      As a rider of the Biking with Beanzie event, you will be investing in our Community. BWB is a “family” event that promotes fitness and family fun. Profits from this ride go to support the Kishwaukee Bike Pathway Projects and other projects within DeKalb County.
     BWB is partnering with Live Healthy DeKalb County initiative to help promote a healthier lifestyle within DeKalb County.

Support: SAG (Support & Gear) wagon and rest stop support will be provided until 3:30 p.m.

It is the biker’s responsibility to be done with their chosen route and the high school facilities by 3:30 p.m. SAG driver phone numbers can be found on the route cue sheets provided at registration. SAG drivers will gladly transport riders that misjudge their time.

Post Ride Activities
Includes access to the DHS showers, towels (for a nominal fee) and ice cold watermelon, other tasty treats.

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