IRWP offers “Tour de Cave” scenic bike rides on July 19


The Illinois River Watershed Partnership will host two bicycle rides along the scenic back roads of Cave Springs on Saturday, July 19.

The “Tour de Cave” event includes a 3.4-mile ride for families, and a 12.1-mile ride for faster paced riders.

Both rides leave at around 9 a.m. from the Illinois River Watershed Sanctuary and Learning Center, 221 S Main Street in Cave Springs, and both will be led by IRWP staff members.

There is no charge for the ride. Participants can enjoy a free lunch and a tour of the sanctuary and learning center after the event.

To register, visit

» Ride map – 4-mile, family-friendly ride

» Ride map – 12-mile, fast-paced ride