So you’re interested in riding with Bikes4Books?!

Great! Whether this is your first ride or fourth, we’re thrilled to have you.

Here’s the basics:

When: May 26th to May 29th (Memorial Day Weekend)

Where: La Crosse, WI to Chicago, IL

Who: You! B4B is open to riders at any skill level.

Donations: Each rider is asked to collect ~$300 on behalf of our partner GirlForward. We help you set up your donation page and reach out to your network.

How Long: We ride 3.5 days and cover just under 300 miles.

Cost: ~$50 fee per rider. Covers transport, food, t-shirt, and campground. (riders bring own camp gear)

Day by Day breakdown

Gear Drop

Bring your bike and your gear to the drop off location. We’ll safely pack it up to ensure safe passage and a timely departure the following day.

Day 1

Travel to La Crosse. Upon arrival, we’ll eat lunch and start our first day with a ~40 mile ride. Camp in Wilton, WI

Day 2

~90 Mile Ride from Wilton, WI to Madison, WI.

Day 3

~100 miles from Madison, WI to Lake Geneva, WI

Day 4

~70 mile ride from Lake Geneva, WI to Chicago, IL.

After Party

Upon arrival in Chicago, we will be welcomed by family and friends with food and drink to celebrate our 300+ mile accomplishment and donations raised!

Ride with us.

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Our riders are what make B4B great.

Bikes4Books is dedicated to using our bikes for good, but without great riders like you, we can’t do that. We hope you’ll join us and support GirlForward in their amazing work to help refugee girls and their families here in Chicago. Every mile we pedal, hill we climb, and dollar we raise helps them in their mission to support refugees in our community. We think GF is pretty great and hope you do too.

Sign up to Ride!

So! Interested in riding with B4B? Give a little info in the form right here and we’ll get you registered for the ride!

Want to see some of our past rides? Check us out on Facebook!