Tour de Milk coming Oct. 10

On Oct. 10 Carlinville will host its First Annual Tour de Milk bike ride.

Tour de Milk is named in honor of Prairie Farms Dairy who has been headquartered in and producing milk in Carlinville since 1938. The purpose of the ride is twofold: to bring awareness to the Route 66 Bike Route and other routes in and around Carlinville, and secondly to raise money for two local charitable efforts. Proceeds will benefit The Carlinville Area Food Pantry and the Beaver Dam Bike Trail effort from Carlinville Winning Communities.

The ride will be approximately 33 miles with several shorter routes available. The Tour de Milk will start at Carlinville Plaza weaving through The Square, Historic Sears Homes, Blackburn College and Illinois Rt. 66.

The Tour de Milk is sponsored by Carlinville Plaza, Prairie Farms, Blackburn College, Boente Shell Stations, First to the Finish, Wheel Fast and the City of Carlinville.

“With Carlinville at the center of the Illinois Rt. 66 bike trail, proposed Beaver Dam Bike trail and the proposed ITS Trail, it is only natural for Carlinville to host a biking event,” Scott Stinson of Carlinville Plaza said.

The deadline for registration is noon Friday, Oct. 9. The entry fees are $25 and $35. The $25 entry fee enters the rider into a raffle for a new Specialized Crossroads Hybrid bike. The $35 entry enters the rider into the same raffle as well as an additional raffle for another Specialized Crossroads Hybrid bike.

All registrants will also receive a free Dri­fit Tee shirt (while supplies last). Registration can be completed at

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