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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 at the University of Illinois, the state's premier public university, under the shadow of Memorial Stadium 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
Activities and Recreation Center

University of Illinois
201 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 398-2571

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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
18.4
18.5
15.3
26.1
1.2
Elevation Profile
Starting Elevation (ft)
606
571
641
721
675
727
727
724
Ending Elevation (ft)
641
641
721
675
727
724
724
754
Highest Elevation (ft)
750
750
746
767
732
775
775
768
Lowest Elevation (ft)
600
571
634
630
641
697
674
707
Gross Climb (ft)
1195
1336
785
874
411
381
779
140
Gross Climb
Profile
Net Climb (ft)
35
70
80
-46
52
-3
-3
30
Gross Grade
1.1
1.1
0.9
0.9
0.4
0.5
0.6
2.2
Net Grade
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.5

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

DepartureLocation
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)
91.6
102.4
92.8
103.6
89.6
100.4
90.8
101.6
Elevation Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
571
571
571
571
606
606
606
606
Ending Elevation (ft)
724
724
754
754
724
724
754
754
Highest
Elevation (ft)
775
775
775
775
775
775
775
775
Lowest Elevation (ft)
570
570
570
570
600
600
600
600
Gross Climb (ft)
3787
4185
3927
4325
3646
4044
3786
4184
Gross Climb Profile
Net Climb (ft)
153
153
183
183
118
118
148
148
Longest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
23.5
26.1
23.5
26.1
21.5
26.1
21.5
26.1
Shortest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
15.3
15.9
15.3
15.9
15.3
15.9
15.3
15.9
Average Distance
Between Rest
Stops (mi)
18.3
20.5
18.3
20.5
17.9
20.1
17.9
20.1
Longest Ride
Segment Gross
Climb (ft)
1336
1336
1336
1336
1195
1195
1195
1195
Shortest Ride Segment
Gross Climb (ft)
381
411
381
411
381
411
381
411
Average Gross
Climb Between
Rest Stops (ft)
757
837
757
837
729
809
729
809
Gross Grade
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
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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