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65 Miles For Jerry Bicycle Ride

Following the death of Jerry Sondgeroth in August 2007, friends and family members held a "65 Miles for Jerry" bicycle ride to complete Jerry's goal of riding 3650 miles in 2007.  Those who participated in the ride wished to make this an annual event and to invite others to join them.  The fourth annual ride will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

The 65 Miles for Jerry Bicycle Ride is sponsored by the Jerry A. Sondgeroth Educational Foundation, with proceeds to be used for the scholarship fund in Jerry's name at Aurora University (Illinois) and for educational opportunities for students in East Aurora (Illinois) School District #131.

Ride Details

Riders will be required to sign an accident waiver at the time of check-in. Riders under the age of 18 must have the approval of a parent or guardian, as indicated on the waiver. Insurance regulations require that riders age 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Rest stops, water, snacks, food, sag support and emergency bike repair will be provided.  Child care will also be available for ages 11 and under.

Rider registration and pre-registration check-in 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.  Route closes at 2:00 PM.

Bike helmets are required for all riders. Headphones are not permitted on the ride.

Advance registration is preferred, but registration will be open day of the ride.

The Routes

All routes depart from North City Park, Maple Park, IL

  • 8 mile route goes on lightly-traveled country roads and circles back to Maple Park.
  • 33 mile route goes through LaFox, Elburn and Kaneville
  • 65 mile route goes through Virgil, Burlington, Virgil, LaFox, Elburn and Kaneville.