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Effingham to Champaign


Overall Route Description
As the daily mileages increase from Effingham to Champaign the route really starts flatten out even more, although there will be some challenging rolling hills as you pedal through a few river valleys. There are many more long, straight stretches through the back roads than before which are perfect for pacelining. You'll end up your day in Champaign/Urbana very close to downtown Champaign and the University of Illinois, the state's premier public university and home of the Fighting Illini. Go Illini!

Century Option
The century option will occur directly on the route itself from the fourth rest stop in Pesotum into Champaign since this ride is the shortest of the day and thus the most amenable to have extra mileage added onto. There will not be an optional century loop out of the main lodging site in Champaign due to the increased traffic in Champaign - once you're there, you're there.


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RIDE ITINERARY

Rest Stop 1
Jennings Park
Neoga, IL

Rest Stop 2
Girls Softball Complex
Mattoon, IL

Rest Stop 3
Moore Memorial Park
Arcola, IL


Rest Stop 4
Hartman Park
Pesotum, IL


End - Champaign Main Lodging Site
McKinley Event Center

500 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 607-2476


Route Profile Data

Each Ride Segment

 
Effingham
to Neoga
Neoga to
Mattoon
Mattoon
to Arcola
Arcola to
Pesotum
Pesotum to
Champaign
Main Lodging
Champaign
Main Lodging
to Champaign
Hotel
From
Effingham
Hotel
From
Effingham
Main
Lodging
Non-
Century
Century
Option
Distance (mi)
21.5
23.5
15.9
18.9
18.5
17.3
28.1
2.0
Elevation Profile
Starting Elevation (ft)
606
571
641
721
675
727
727
699
Ending Elevation (ft)
641
641
721
675
727
699
699
738
Highest Elevation (ft)
730
723
730
751
734
764
765
747
Lowest Elevation (ft)
582
571
634
626
646
658
654
680
Gross Climb (ft)
1146
1252
735
1049
376
369
717
166
Gross Climb
Profile
Net Climb (ft)
35
70
80
-46
52
-28
-28
39
Gross Grade
1.0
1.0
0.9
1.1
0.4
0.4
0.5
1.6
Net Grade
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.4

Ride Segment Summary

Unique Ride Segments
8
Total Possible Routes
8
Total Rest Stops
6
On Road Rest Stops
4
Rest Stops Ridden To
5

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
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
Total Distance (mi)
94.1
104.9
96.1
106.9
92.1
102.9
94.1
104.9
Elevation Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
571
571
571
571
606
606
606
606
Ending Elevation (ft)
699
699
738
738
699
699
738
738
Highest
Elevation (ft)
764
765
764
765
764
765
764
765
Lowest Elevation (ft)
571
571
571
571
582
582
582
582
Gross Climb (ft)
3781
4129
3947
4295
3675
4023
3841
4189
Gross Climb Profile
Net Climb (ft)
128
128
167
167
93
93
132
132
Longest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
23.5
28.1
23.5
28.1
21.5
28.1
21.5
28.1
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)
18.8
21.0
18.8
21.0
18.4
20.6
18.4
20.6
Longest Ride
Segment Gross
Climb (ft)
1252
1252
1252
1252
1146
1146
1146
1146
Shortest Ride Segment
Gross Climb (ft)
369
376
369
376
369
376
369
376
Average Gross
Climb Between
Rest Stops (ft)
756
826
756
826
735
805
735
805
Gross Grade
0.8
0.7
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.8
0.8
Net Grade
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

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