DUE TO COVID-19, OUR RIDE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN BIKE RIDE HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR A 2021 DATE ANNOUNCEMENT.
Date: 2020 DATE CANCELLED
Start & End Location: Egyptian Theatre – DeKalb, IL
Routes Available: 25, 50, 75, and 100 mile
Adult Cost: $28 through Aug. 3; $35 after Aug. 2
Youth Cost: $5 through Aug. 3; $15 after Aug. 2
T-Shirts: Commemorative T-shirts, featuring the ride logo, will be for sale. Only $12.00 with a pre-registration or $15.00 after Aug. 2.
Event Day Schedule: Registration from 6:30 am-9:30 am. Riders must start by 9:30 am. End-of-ride meal begins at 10:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm. All routes close at 3:30 pm.
The ride goes on rain or shine. Due to the charitable nature of this ride, there are no refunds offered. Registration for “Ride Like An Egyptian” is tax-deductible.
Parking: There are several free public parking lots within two blocks of the theatre. Bike parking will be available in front of the theatre throughout the ride.
Why Ride With Us?
Join us for a fun and enjoyable bike ride through DeKalb and Kane Counties and support the historic Egyptian Theatre at the same time. Your participation in “Ride Like An Egyptian” benefits the Egyptian Theatre, operated by the non-profit organization Preservation of the Egyptian Theatre, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Egyptian Theatre is a fully restored 1929 Egyptian-themed art deco movie palace and vaudeville house.
The ride begins and ends at the Egyptian Theatre, so you will have the opportunity to explore this historic landmark. This bike ride offers four mix-n-match 25-mile loops. Loop 1 starts at the Egyptian Theatre (135 N. 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL) and goes east to Maple Park, IL. From the Maple Park central rest stop, you can ride any (or all) of three 25-mile loops before returning to the Egyptian Theatre. All participants will be provided with route maps and all routes will be marked with signs.
Central Rest Stop
Our ride is very unique because it utilizes a central rest stop for all routes. The central rest stop is located in Maple Park. It is indoors with air conditioning/heat and real restrooms. We stock the rest stop with lots of snacks, fruit, water and Gatorade.
There will be an end-of-ride meal provided for registered riders. Our after-ride meal has continually been ranked as one of the best offered for bike rides. Non-participating family and friends can simply purchase meal tickets for $5.00 each.
- All riders are required to wear bicycle helmets.
- Use of headphones (ear buds, etc.) are prohibited.
- All ride participants must obey State of Illinois traffic laws applicable to bicycles.
- SAG support will be provided all day