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Tour de North End - Bike Festival and Neighborhood Ride

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Rockford’s original bike festival and neighborhood ride, The Tour de North End returns for it’s seventh year. The TDNE is a collaborative, neighborhood bicycle festival showcasing Rockford’s North End businesses. The goals of the event include:

  • Raising awareness about bicycle safety and the rules of the road
  • Encouraging cyclists and motorists to share the road
  • Promote the North End as a bike-friendly neighborhood, and a great place to live, work and  play
  • Get people outside, active, and learning about our bike path system and proper riding
  • Have a lot of fun

Preregister online at TOURDENORTHEND.COM from now until the event day ($12), or register at The Olympic Tavern on the event day ($15). Sign your safety waiver, receive an official TDNE Passport, and head off to all participating locations to get your passport stamped (no purchase necessary).  The more stamps you collect, the more chances you have to win prizes at the end. One lucky person will win a Fat Tire Cruiser Bike, and others will win prizes, but everyone will have fun. Go to as many or as few locations as you like -- official Passport stops are: 

  • Boomers Sports Bar and Grill
  • Whiskeys Roadhouse 
  • The Olympic Tavern 
  • Latham Tap
  • The North Main Barn
  • Rockford Billiard Cafe
  • Der Rathskeller Restaurant
  • Mulligan’s Pub & Grill
  • Nickelworld
  • Al Grace Appliance and TV
  • Deli Italia on North Main Street 
  • Rockford Healthcare Systems
  • Rockford Country Club
  • Nickelworld
  • Kegel’s Bicycle Store Pop Up Shop

TDNE is a rain or shine event.
 Riders should dress for the weather and bring a bike lock, water bottle and helmet (and lots of friends)! Prizes will be awarded PROMPTLY at 6:30pm - turn your passports in early to make sure you're in the drawing!

Subarea:Rockford Northwest


From I-90: Exit at Business U.S. 20 (E. State St.). Follow Business 20 west into Rockford to IL 2 (first turn after crossing the Rock River). Go north on IL 2, which joins N. Main St., to Fulton Ave. Olympic Tavern is on the SE corner at Fulton and N. Main. The parking lot is off N. Main St.

Tour de North End - Bike Festival and Neighborhood Ride
  • July 22, 2017
  • North End businesses - Begin at Olympic Tavern
  • $12 preregistered | $15 at the event | $22 online option includes a T-shirt