$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 Training Plan

See Pedalpalooza details below. It’s local, it’s fun, and supports a good cause! The Grand Plan below is to visit the northern sponsors (Rusty Nail, Doyles, Rush Creek) on Saturday. On Sunday we could plan a shorter ride for the southern sponsors (Scorched Earth, CLB, etc.) Sponsors are still being added, so we may have additional choices.

The preferred biking day is Saturday, but open for discussion based on plans and weather. Start at CL Downtown Metra Station. Bike schedule and location updates will be posted on the GroupMe app. Click to download and add yourself to the list -

April 24      24 miles - Loosen up the legs, making sure the bike still works – bike to West Dundee
and back, south on the Bike Path.

May 1         34 miles - Adding on – bike to Marengo and back on roads (Marengo bakery – Jon!!)

May 8        36 miles - A little further – bike to Richmond and back on bike path (stop for food –
Doyles, Brat Hause)

May 15      42 miles - Multi-state ride – bike to Genoa City, WI and back on bike path (stop for food            Rusty Nail or Broken Spoke – Genoa City)

May 22     44 miles - Pedal Palooza – Meet later than usual (10:00). Bike to Rusty Nail (13 miles) for lunch, or  continue on Ringwood to Richmond (7 miles) to Doyle’s for lunch. Allow one (1) hour for lunch stop. (1:00) In Richmond we head west on the Hebron Trail (crushed limestone) to Hebron (9 miles - Ice cream stop).  (2:00) From Hebron to Harvard we’re on back roads (15 miles). Arrive Rush Creek Distillery. (3:30) Enjoy mixed drinks and music. Return on Metra (6:35 train, arrives in CL 7:00 – also a 8:35 – 9:00 option)          


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. 


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