4th annual Z-Tour charity bike ride this weekend

Last Updated on July 17th, 2014

Written by Paul Bomleny

Final preparations are being made for the 4th annual Z Tour this weekend in Princeton. The charity bike ride takes place on Saturday morning, beginning and ending at Zearing Park. Organizers say the event features well-marked bike routes, well-stocked rest stops and a nutritious post-race meal. The race itself provides riders a chance to enjoy some of the best bike roads that Illinois has to offer. The routes feature loops that incorporate hills, rolling terrain, and scenic views of Bureau Creek with minimal traffic. There are 5 different routes to choose from featuring distances between 10 and 100 miles. Registration is $25 in advance and $35 on race day. Proceeds from the ride across Bureau County go to the Zearing Child Enrichment Center in Princeton. More information on Z Tour is available online at