Tour de Cure


  • 6:30AM - 100 Mile Century Ride Begins
  • 7:30AM - 63 Mile Ride Begins
  • 8:30AM - 30 Mile Ride Begins
  • 9:30AM - 12 Mile Ride Begins
  • 10:30AM - Opening Band - This End Up
  • 11:30AM - Wellness Village Opens
  • 12:00PM - Flood Waters Band
  • 12:30PM - Food Trucks Opens
  • 1:30PM - The Davenport Project Band
  • 2:30PM - Closing Band - Wally Band
  • 3:00PM - Kids Zone (Rosalind Franklin University Stuffed Animal Clinic), Face Painter, Balloon Artist, and Record A Hit Games
  • 3:30PM- Cheerleaders and Mascots
  • 4:00PM- Site and All Tour Routes Close

2022 Chicagoland Tour de Cure - What to Know Before You Go

We are back to a live Chicagoland Tour de Cure event for 2022! Here are all the details you will need to make sure things go smoothly when you arrive ready to ride in Aurora.

Directions: Entrance into RiverEdge Park is located at 360 N Broadway St, Aurora, IL 60505. You will enter "Gate 2" on Broadway to register and check-in.

Parking: Parking is available across the street from RiverEdge Park in the Aurora Transportation Center Metra Parking Lot for $2. Space is limited, please try to arrive early. Parking signs will direct you. FREE parking is available near the new pedestrian bridge on the west side of the river at Lot W, 309 N River St, Aurora, IL 60506.

Weather - We ride rain or shine (but we strongly prefer shine). In the event of severe weather or lightning, the event may be postponed or canceled. If so, you will be notified by email or text.

Champions - We celebrate our top fundraisers in the Champion tent with special recognition.

Red Riders - Those who ride with diabetes get a special welcome from our sponsor Aspen Dental in the Living Red tent.

Wellness Village Area - The Wellness Village will be located within event. This is a FREE area where community members can engage with health care partners that will offer free health screenings, education, resources, and more. Physicians and experts will also be there to talk to you, your family, and other community members within the Wellness Village at RiverEdge Park.

Before and After - When you pick up your bib at check-in, don't forget breakfast snacks are available before you ride. Lunch awaits when you return, along with live bands, mascots, fun and more!

Route Data
100 mile route
66 mile route
36 mile route
14 mile route


Safety: EventCAD login for help. Login at, select the Chicagoland Tour de Cure and enter your bib number to login.

Lodging: For lodging, please call the Comfort Inn & Suites Geneva- West Chicago: 1555 E Fabyan Pkwy, Geneva, IL 60134, as we have a room block for Chicagoland Tour de Cure participants, volunteers and partners to purchase a room or rooms. (630) 208-8811

For bike and helmet rentals, please contact Bruce Heidlauf at Mill Race Cyclery by phone (630) 232-2833 or email



Be aware that some performances may include haze, aromatics, strobe lights and/or other special effects. Proper attire required. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times inside the park.


Outside food is welcome in the Park. Only soft collapsible coolers no larger than 12" W x 12" H x 12" L are allowed. All soft collapsible coolers, as well as any other personal items you bring, must be clear of aisles and walkways. No outside beverages are allowed, with the exception of 2 SEALED bottles of unflavored water per person. Bottled water must be one liter or less. All coolers are subject to inspection. One cooler allowed per patron. Food, beverage and cooler policies may vary from show to show. Please refer to your specific event page(s) for details.


Bags, coolers, backpacks and other items will be subject to inspection upon arrival. Patrons who choose not to subject their personal belongings to a security search will not be permitted to enter the park.


Alcohol, cans, glass of any kind, hard coolers, hydration backpacks, tables, grills, flags, pets, audio recording devices, professional cameras, tablets, GoPros, boom boxes, in-line skates, skate shoes, scooters, roller skates, skateboards, wagons, laser pointers, pocketknives and weapons of any kind, including toy weapons such as toy guns or knives. Conceal and carry is not permitted at RiverEdge Park. No pets are allowed at RiverEdge Park concerts and events except for service dogs.


Food, sealed plastic bottled water (2 bottles per person, one liter or less per bottle), empty reusable plastic or aluminum water bottles, sunscreen, bug spray, service animals and umbrellas (may only be used during rain delays and not during artist performances). Each patron is allowed 1 personal purse/satchel and 1 bag OR cooler OR backpack no larger than 12" W x 12" H x 12" L.


Umbrellas and chair umbrellas are allowed inside RiverEdge Park but may only be used during rain delays.

Umbrellas and chair umbrellas are not allowed to be open during artist performances due to obstruction and safety to other patrons. You will be asked to put your umbrella away when the show begins or resumes.

Please be cautious when using umbrellas in highly trafficked areas.


Chairs must be non-reclining and no higher than shoulder height. Chairs with attached umbrellas/sun-visors are allowed inside the park, but umbrellas/sun-visors are not allowed to be up during artist performances due to obstruction to other patrons.

Small blankets are allowed inside RiverEdge Park on the grassy hill only.

Please be considerate of your neighbor when setting up chairs and/or blankets. Some events may restrict blanket size to an area of 4'x4'.

For some events, benches may be set up in front of the stage for patron seating. Standing on these benches is not permitted.

PLEASE NOTE: Chairs with attached umbrellas/sun-visors are allowed in the general admission section, but umbrellas/sun-visors are not allowed to be up during artist performances due to obstruction to other patrons.


RiverEdge Park is wheelchair accessible. For your convenience, the main entrance Gate 2 at the park has an ADA only entrance lane. Only those that require ADA assistance may use the ADA only entrance lane and may be accompanied by up to three companions maximum through this area. ADA seating is available in the reserved seating sections. Please refer to the specific event page to view availability and pricing. Please note that there is a limited number of ADA parking spaces located at the ATC/Metra Lot, directly across from RiverEdge Park. These spots are on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Strollers are allowed if you are bringing a small child to the park. All contents of the stroller are subject to inspection upon arrival. All policies still apply to strollers and their contents. Please be considerate of your neighbor when positioning your stroller within the park. All patrons over the age of 2 require a ticket for entry. For Blues on the Fox and Downtown Alive! events, children 12 and under get free admission but still require a ticket – visit any of the ticket booths with your child to obtain a free ticket for entry.


You are welcome to bring bag toss, Frisbee and other sporting equipment into the general admission section; however, you may be asked to put your toys away if such activity is considered disruptive to other patrons.

Bag toss, Frisbee and other sporting equipment are allowed on the grass area only. Once the show begins, you may continue to play depending on show attendance or be asked to move behind the grassy hill away from patrons to avoid disruption and obstruction.


Drones are not allowed to be flown in or around RiverEdge Park on performance days. This is in accordance with Illinois rules governing drone flight which prohibits drones to be flown above large groups of people; over stadiums and sporting events; over unprotected people and/or over people without their consent.


Download a general park seating map.


Recycling receptacles are available throughout the park.


For lost items, please contact 630-896-6666. Items found will be held for 60 days.


First Aid is located inside the box office near the Main Entrance Gate 2.


There is no smoking or smoking devices of any kind allowed INSIDE RiverEdge Park; however, you may smoke outside any of the entrance gates. Exit and re-entry are allowed, but a wristband or stamp is required for re-entry. No alcohol allowed outside of the park. PLEASE NOTE: RiverEdge Park is a smoke-free park.


Anyone wishing to purchase alcohol must get a wristband as they enter the park. EVERYONE (no matter how old you think you look) must provide a valid form of identification to prove they are 21 or over to receive a wristband. Wristbands are void if tampered with or removed.


Concerts take place rain or shine, unless conditions endanger the safety of artists and the public. Concertgoers may call the RiverEdge Park WeatherLine at 630-723-2480 to check the status of a concert if inclement weather is pending. Patrons may also text REPARK to 888777 for weather alert updates. If inclement weather prohibits the headlining act from performing, the concert may be delayed indefinitely until conditions which have prohibited the concert have passed and the stage has been set.

In the event of a cancellation due to weather, a credit in the amount of the face value of your ticket will be issued to your customer account. The credit may be used towards a future ticket purchase for performances at RiverEdge Park or Paramount Theatre. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED. Credits will not be issued due to weather unless the show is canceled in its entirety due to extreme circumstances, which involved evacuating the audience and/or the headlining performer completed fewer than 30 minutes of the scheduled performance.

Be prepared for extremes such as heat, wind or rain. Dress accordingly, as our venue's proximity to the Fox River causes varying climate and temperature changes. Shelter from the weather is also limited inside the park.


For Blues on the Fox and the Downtown Alive! Concert Series, children 12 and under are admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. All patrons must have a ticket to enter the park, regardless of age. To reserve a free children's ticket in advance, please call 630-896-6666. To pick up a free children's ticket on the day of the show, please visit any of the ticket booths at the Park starting at noon on the day of the show. Children 2 years of age and under are admitted free to all events.

For questions regarding the appropriateness of a performance for children, please reference the show page or contact the box office.


Camera phones and digital cameras with a pop-up lens are allowed. ALL other digital and non-digital still cameras, video cameras, tablets and GoPros are not allowed inside the Park.


Select artists will have merchandise available for purchase during their performance. Unfortunately, autographs are at the discretion of the artist. Listen for announcements about artist signings before the performance or at intermission.


When traveling, please give yourself enough time to drive, park, walk, enter at the gate and find your place to sit. The park opens 1-2 hours before show time. Please refer to the specific event page on


ATM located on site

Re-entry points at each gated entrance. Wristband/stamp required for re-entry.

RiverEdge Park is entirely wheelchair and handicap accessible.


In person, in advance:

Paramount Theatre Box Office, 23 East Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506. 15 minute box office parking is available in front of the theater. Open Mondays-Saturdays, 10 AM-6 PM

In person, day of show:

RiverEdge Park Box Office (Main Entrance Gate 2 Location Only), 360 North Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505. Open Noon until show time. Remote ticket booths are available at each entrance when the park opens. Please visit the individual event pages for gate times.

By phone:



RiverEdge Park has the right to change the rules, regulations and/or policies at any time. Entering grounds grants RiverEdge Park permission to use photo/video in which you may appear.


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The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit charity providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

Tour de Cure is the premier fundraising campaign of the American Diabetes Association ®, now with virtual engagement designed for anyone and everyone to participate. The campaign has been expanded to include more members of our community and bring them together to learn about diabetes, healthy living and to support people living with diabetes. Tour de Cure is a unique opportunity for businesses, clubs, friends and families to form virtual teams with the vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.

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