The 5th annual Tour De North End is coming this Saturday, August 1st.
The ride encourages people to visit as many local business as they can in the allotted time to receive passport "stamps" that can then be redeemed for entry forms. Those forms can be entered into a contest to collect prizes.
Riders aren't required to follow a specific route but are encourage to make a few friends and visit as many places as they can. The ride runs from 1 - 5 p.m. with sign-up at the Olympic Tavern at 2327 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
A public post ride celebration will be held at Olympic Tavern with musical performances by bands from this year's Rock and Roll institute and Taboo Blah Blah.
$2 from everyone's ticket will benefit a local bike charity.
More information can be found here.