Ride any of the Ten Thousand routes within a 2 week window and receive a prize from Rapha. There are 3 route options, allowing riders to choose their level of difficulty and the climbing they want to take on. Hint: they’re all difficult and exquisitely beautiful.
Intermediate Route: Approximately 71 miles / 5,000 ft of climbing
Advanced Route: Approximately 130 miles / 10,000 ft of climbing
XL Route: Approximately 233 miles / 17,000 ft of climbing
View / download the routes here: Ride Ten Thousand Routes
This is an unsupported event and therefore riders are responsible for themselves. Riding in this area of Illinois is very challenging. The routes take you through very remote areas with little access to food and water. It is imperative that riders come prepared for a very challenging day on the bike. All routes feature a majority of gravel roads. Minimum recommended tire width is 32mm, while 40mm+ is ideal.
This event is free.