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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Lebanon, Illinois

Tour de Stooges
is presented by:

Gateway East Trails
(formerly Ridge Prairie Trailhead Inititiative)

SAG Service for the Tour De Stooges
is provided by:

The Cyclery
Bike Surgeon
Shiloh, IL

The Tour de Stooges also receives
support from:

City of Lebanon, Illinois
McKendree University
Lebanon Chamber of Commerce

Cyclists cruise past fields of wildflowers on the Tour de Stooges route.

The 20th annual tour returns to McKendree University on May 6, 2017 in Lebanon, IL

The ride will be held as scheduled, it will not be cancelled.

US Route 50 is currently closed due to flooding. Please check routes in the morning because it appears to be almost ready to be reopen

Flooding along the routes resulted in route changes to all but the shortest route. The century ride will include a loop combining the 63 mile and the shorter 45 mile route for 108 miles. Instructions will be provided at check-in. Just follow the arrows indicating the second loop.



6:00 AM TO 10:00 AM

What? You're looking for beautiful scenery, great cookies, the best after-ride meal and all the vidiot fun a stooge could want? Well, then don't be a knucklehead or a victim of soicumstance. You better not miss the 20th annual Tour de Stooges on Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Lebanon, Illinois (See the About the Ride page for a map of Lebanon). Miss it, and I'll moiderize youse!

The rolling countryside has great scenery, picturesque farms, fields of wildflowers on lightly traveled country lanes. Plus, our ride features the best rest stop treats around. Yes, our Missouri friends might need to drive a little, but the trip down Interstates 70 or 64 is about the same as traveling from downtown to West County. Plus, the trip is worth it and we promise a ride to remember. After you ride, there's am all-you-can eat hot meal with lots of variety, including pizza, salads, soups, hot plates, sandwiches, etc. served in Ames Dining Hall at McKendree University.

We're continuing the Moe Metric Century and the full 100-mile route the Roger Kramer Memorial Century named after the founder of Tour de Stooges. There's a 9 mile route, too, and other intermediate routes for your velocipedic pleasure something for everyone, and family-friendly, too. After the ride, we spread out, eat and watch Three Stooges shorts until the cows come home. Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.