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Centralia to Effingham


Overall Route Description
The route from Centralia to Effingham is generally flat and passes through sparsely populated areas with lush forests and rolling hills. This is Illinois oil country and many times you'll see oil drums and oil derricks pumping. Coming into Salem there is a beautiful stretch of road where the tree limbs have almost completely covered the road like a canopy and you will definitely want to get a picture. Coming into and out of Effingham there are also some great rolling hills through sparsely populated areas dotted with forests.

Century Option
The century option will be a century loop that both starts and ends at the Effingham main lodging site. A rest stop will be set up at the main lodging site to replenish yourself before riding the century option.


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RIDE ITINERARY

Rest Stop 1
Bryan Memorial Park
Salem, IL

Rest Stop 2
Farina City Park
Farina, IL

Rest Stop 3
Edgewood City Park
Edgewood, IL


End - Effingham Main Lodging Site
Ron Diehl Recreation Center
1906 South 4th St.
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 739-2250


Route Profile Data

Each Ride Segment

 
Centralia to Salem
Salem to
Farina
Farina to
Edgewood
Edgewood
to Effingham
Main
Lodging
Effingham
Century
Loop
Option
Effingham
Main Lodging
to Effingham
Hotel
From
Centralia
Hotel
From
Centralia
Main
Lodging
Distance (mi)
18.0
17.7
22.4
15.9
23.8
22.1
3.2
Elevation Profile
Starting Elevation (ft)
504
486
532
578
546
571
571
Ending Elevation (ft)
532
532
578
546
571
571
606
Highest Elevation (ft)
601
601
658
611
631
631
636
Lowest Elevation (ft)
475
475
530
505
507
516
571
Gross Climb (ft)
1074
1066
758
619
1434
1442
215
Gross Climb
Profile
Net Climb (ft)
28
46
6
46
-32
0
35
Gross Grade
1.1
1.1
1.0
0.6
0.7
1.2
1.3
Net Grade
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.2

Ride Segment Summary

Unique Ride Segments
7
Total Possible Routes
8
Total Rest Stops
5
On Road Rest Stops
3
Rest Stops Ridden To
4

Every Potential Route

Departure
Location
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Daily Option(s)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Arrival Location
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Main
Lodging
Main
Lodging
Supported
Hotel
Supported
Hotel
Century Option
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Rest Stops
4
6
4
6
4
6
4
6
Total Distance (mi)
79.8
101.9
83.0
105.1
80.1
102.2
83.3
105.4
Elevation Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
486
486
486
486
504
504
504
504
Ending Elevation (ft)
571
571
606
606
571
571
606
606
Highest
Elevation (ft)
658
658
658
658
658
658
658
658
Lowest Elevation (ft)
475
475
475
475
475
475
475
475
Gross Climb (ft)
3877
5319
4092
5534
3885
5327
4100

5542

Gross Climb
Profile
Net Climb (ft)
85
85
120
120
67
67
102
102
Longest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
23.8
23.8
23.8
23.8
23.8
23.8
23.8
23.8
Shortest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
Average Distance
Between
Rest Stops (mi)
20.0
17.0
20.0
17.0
20.0
17.0
20.0
17.0
Longest Ride
Segment
Gross Climb (ft)
1434
1442
1434
1442
1434
1442
1434
1442
Shortest Ride
Segment
Gross Climb (ft)
619
619
619
619
619
619
619
619
Average Gross
Climb Between
Rest Stops (ft)
969
887
969
887
971
888
971
968
Gross Grade
0.9
1.0
0.9
1.0
0.9
1.0
0.9
1.0
Net Grade
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

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