$30 - 10:00AM-4:00PM

Bike McHenry County- eat, shop, drink along the way! Support local small business & provide health care to those in need! Pedalpalooza is not a race- you can start & finish anywhere, anytime at your leisure.


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Pedalpalooza 2021
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Saturday May 22
8:30 AM Optional – Breakfast at Olympic Café (sponsor) – downtown Crystal Lake
10:00 AM Meet at Crystal Lake Metra Parking Lot
11:00 AM Rest Stop McHenry –Whispering Oaks Park – Washrooms (15 minutes)
12:15 PM Richmond – Lunch options – Doyle’s (sponsor) or Brat House (sponsor)
1:30 PM Ride - Richmond to Hebron (9 mi) – Hebron Bike Path (gravel) OR alternate road route
2:30 PM Arrive Hebron – Hart’s Saloon (sponsor) or Hazel’s Bakery (sponsor). Ice Cream??
3:00 PM Ride Hebron to Harvard (13 mi) – back roads
4:00 PM Arrive Rush Creek Distillery (sponsor)
6:00 PM Ride back to Harvard Metra station (1 mi)
6:35 PM Board train to ride back to Crystal Lake (no fares taken)
7:00 PM Arrive Crystal Lake Metra station

PedalPalooza 2021 Bike Route

Prairie Bike Path Crystal Lake to Richmond
Hebron (Gravel) Bike Path Richmond to Hebron
Hebron Alternate Road Route Tyron Grove (west/left) to Keystone
Keystone (north/right) to Norgard
Norgard (west/left) to Greenwoood
Greenwood (south/left) to Okeson
Okeson (west/right) to Kemman
Kemman (north/right) to Price
Price (west/left) to Main St (Rt 47)
Main St (north/right) to Hart’s Saloon, Hazel’s Bakery OR Dari-ice cream

Hebron to Harvard Main St (south) to Price
Price (west/right) to 173
173 (west) to Johnson
Johnson (south/left) to Obrien
Obrien (west/right) to Alden
Alden (south/left) to Altenberg
Altenberg (west/right) to Shultz
Shultz (south/left) to Brink
Brink (west/right) to Metzen
Metzen (northwest/right) to Ratzlaff
Ratzlaff (north/right) to Diggins
Diggins (west/left) to Rush Creek Distillery


Our 1st Annual Pedalpalooza will be held over the weekend of May 22-23 throughout McHenry County utilizing our incredible McHenry County Conservation District bike trail system.  It will surely be an event like no other as we rally our community together to support our awesome, local, small businesses while bringing awareness and much needed funds to local nonprofit, Family Health Partnership Clinic.  

Participants will receive a super cool Tshirt, wristband and map upon registering and will bike to different Pedalpalooza locations (restaurants, breweries, shops) along the route. Each location will offer the participating bikers a special discount, offer or raffle of their own choosing. Your wristband must be worn as it is your passport to fabulous offers from our local small business community! Driving traffic into each small business is our mission while still benefiting the Clinic- it’s a win-win! 

Supporting local small businesses is crucial to our community!  But also, just as important, is ensuring that all of our community members have access to quality health care, especially during this time.  Which is why your registration fee and any donations go directly to Family Health Partnership Clinic!

FHPC is celebrating its 25th Anniversary of caring for the uninsured men and women of McHenry County.  The Clinic does not rely on federal or state funding, instead relying on grants, foundations and the generosity of our community supporters who believe we are here to care for one another.  The Clinic provides primary care, integrated mental health, dental care and even has a clinic outreach van to care for the homeless in our area.  To learn more about FHPC and how you can help, visit hpclinic.org. 


pedalpalooza 2021