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Ottawa Rouleur 150K

April 20 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm


The second leg of the rouleur series. Here are the details:

Starting in Ottawa IL, you’ll share the first 31 miles of this route with the 300k riders. After that, you’ll head west to the river town of Marseilles (they pronounce it Mar-sales) and then onward to an iconic Illinois cycling road, the winding/climby road through Starved Rock State Park made famous by the Starved Rock Classic road race and countless bike tours. The hills are short but a few are 11-12%. Just after the Control at the Starved Rock Lodge, an optional stop at the Visitors center/museum (also has food/water) has great info about the history of the area. Then you’ll cross the river on the bike path on the newly reconstructed Hwy 178 bridge, then back east to Ottawa to visit the site of the Lincoln-Douglas debates just before the finish. This route is also a RUSA permanent (5012), but with start/finish in Morris. This ride is a RUSA 151k Populaire, and satisfies the Rouleur Award requirement of a 150-199 km populaire.

RUSA sanctioned, 150 Km, 2,859 feet of climbing, ridewithgps route here
Brevet card here

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Currently Registered

Hollie Long Randy Anderson
Luis Esparza Doug McLerran


April 20
7:00 am - 5:00 pm


LaSalle County Courthouse
707 E Etna Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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