Sixth annual bike ride benefits Egyptian Theatre

DeKALB – The Egyptian Theatre’s sixth annual Ride Like an Egyptian century bike ride will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14. Registration is now open.

The recreational ride offers cyclists 25-, 50-, 75- and 100-mile route options through east-central DeKalb County and west-central Kane County. The ride begins and ends at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in downtown DeKalb. The ride is open to all ages. Riders can begin anytime between 7 and 10 a.m. and bike at their own pace. All routes will close at 4 p.m.

Registration is $22 for adults and $5 for youth 16 and younger until Sept. 1.  After Sept. 1, registration fees increase to $30 for adults and $10 for youth. Riders younger than 16 must ride with a parent or guardian.   

Riders may register online at, call the theater for a registration form, or sign up at the Egyptian Theatre between 7 and 10 a.m. the day of the ride.   

Routes are clearly marked, and rider-friendly integrated map/cue sheets will be provided.  The ride will feature radio-dispatched SAG support courtesy of the Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club. North Central Cyclery of DeKalb will provide pre-ride professional tech support during registration on the day of the event. 

The ride features a well-stocked central rest stop at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Maple Park. The Bike Haven of McHenry will provide tech support at the central rest stop. In addition, an end-of-ride meal will be provided for registered riders. Non-participating family and friends can purchase meal tickets for $5. 

The ride goes on rain or shine. T-shirts featuring the ride logo are available in blue, green, pink or yellow for $10 before Sept. 1 or $12 after Sept. 1. Any adult rider that registers on or before Sept. 1 will receive a free 4-by-4-inch square bumper sticker featuring the ride logo. Stickers will be sold at the event.

Proceeds from this benefit will be used for the ongoing programming, operation, maintenance and preservation of the Egyptian Theatre. For more information, call 815-758-1215 or visit

Ride Like An Egyptian


7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 14

Riders choose a 25-, 50-, 75- or 100-mile route. There will be SAG support, bike maintenance support and a central rest stop.

$22 for adults, $5 for youth before Sept. 1; $30 for adults, $10 for youth after Sept. 1.

815-758-1215 or

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