Bike to the Lake

August 3, 2019

On Saturday, August 3, 2019 Partners in Mission will sponsor our annual “Bike to the Lake” charity ride that travels from Glen Ellyn Il to The Abbey Resort in Fontana (Lake Geneva) Wisconsin.

There are three optional distances: 84 miles, 70 miles or 50 miles. The scenic route follows the Fox River trail to McHenry and then follows seldom used country roads to The Abbey. All three distances depart from First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn’s parking lot on Saturday Morning.

The route is marked and the ride managed by Bicycle Illinois which provides food and water at three rest stops along the way.

Our ride ends with food and beverages on the lawn of The Abbey including musical entertainment, from 1:00 – 4:00. Family is welcome.

Return transportation from The Abbey to Glen Ellyn is provided for riders and their bikes leaving at 5:30 pm.

To participate in the ride we request a minimum donation of $235 per rider. Riders are encouraged to find sponsors.


Questions or want more information?
Gary Alcock
(312) 806-9915

Ride Schedule

Friday Night

5:00 – 6:00 PM
50 mile riders..if possible, please bring your bike to the First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn (Northeast Parking Lot). Your bike will be stored for the night and then loaded into the van early Saturday Morning for transport to Elgin. This will save valuable time the morning of the ride.

Saturday - Morning of Ride

The Ride will start at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn 550 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn IL 60137.

6:00 AM
50 mile riders meet at 6:00 am to register the 50 mile riders first and get them on their way by bus to the starting point in North Elgin.

6:15 AM
70 & 84 mile riders come at 6:15 am. Registration will begin once the 50 mile riders are completed.

7:00 AM
70 & 84 mile riders will depart from the church.

1:00 PM
Food, beverages, and live music begins at The Abbey in Fontana WI. Bike Storage and Showers are available.

5:30 PM
Bus leaves The Abbey for return to First Presbyterian Church in Glen Ellyn.

To participate in the ride, fill our the registration form below and follow the link for online payment.

Thank you so much for your participation and support.
You make a difference.

Not interested in riding? You can still financially support other riders on the trip by donating here.


Bike to the Lake Registration Form

Note: If you have already completed your registration but need to pay, CLICK HERE.

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Please select where you will start the ride from. All riders must initially check in in Glen Ellyn. If you indicate you will start the ride in Elgin, 50 mile riders, we will transport you, your bicycle, and a small personal bag from Glen Ellyn to Elgin before the start of the ride. All riders will finish the event at the Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva, WI.

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Agreement, Waiver & Release of Liability
I, the undersigned, know that the UGANDA CHARITY RIDE, {the event} is a potentially hazardous activity and I attend it out of my own free will and choice. In choosing to attend the event and any related events, I fully accept and assume all risks, whether before, during or after the event and its related events. These include, without limitation, physical injury, mental injury, emotional distress, trauma, sickness, illness, death, contact with other participants, equipment failure, inadequate safety equipment, the effects of weather including extreme temperature or conditions, traffic, contact with other riders or fixed objects, the conditions off the road, and participating in events along the route. All risks are known and appreciated by me. I shall assume and pay my own medical and emergency expenses in the event of injury, illness, or other incapacity regardless of whether I authorized such expenses. I agree to abide by all of the event rules, regulations, policies and procedures as published on the web site and/or as directed by the ride director and that my participation in the event may be temporarily or permanently terminated for any failure to do so. I realize that the event requires physical conditioning and I represent that I am in sound medical condition capable of participating in the ride without risk to myself or others. I have no medical impediment, which would endanger others or myself. I understand and agree that a situation may arise during the event which may be beyond the control of the sponsors, promoters or organizers. I will be solely responsible for the condition and adequacy of my bicycle, safety gear and riding equipment. I will ride safely within the limits of my own abilities, my equipment and the riding conditions and in a manner so as not to endanger either myself or others. I understand that the specific routes provided to me to follow during the event are the proprietary, copyrighted, confidential intellectual property of Bicycle Illinois and are only for my private, personal use during the event. I agree not to disclose any information regarding any route in any means - electronic, printed, or otherwise. I agree that I will wear a Snell or ANSI approved bicycling helmet at all times while riding in the event.
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