Arlington 500 Ride

Arlington 500 Ride


6:30 am - 10:00 am


Lake Zurich High School
300 Church Street, Lake Zurich, Illinois, 60047

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The Arlington Heights Bicycle Club is excited to host the Arlington 500 Recreational Bike Ride. A popular event in Lake Zurich, Illinois for the past 40 years, for 2024 the ride is set for Sunday, June 2. Registration will open on February 1, 2024, click here.

The Arlington 500 Ride

The Arlington 500 is a recreational bike ride on scenic roads in Lake County.  The Arlington Heights Bicycle Club (AHBC) has hosted this ride for over 40 years.  Hundreds of riders attend it; see the testimonials at the end of these notes.  

For 2024, we moved the on-site registration and rest stop location to Lake Zurich High School based on feedback from 2023 riders. We will keep the hub-and-spoke configuration. The new location provides access to all new routes with various terrain. In addition, we will offer a wide variety of food choices.

This fall, our members rode the new routes from Lake Zurich High School several times, including on Sundays.  The cumulative routes are 19.5, 40.7, 65.5, 87.0, and 100.7 miles. 

View the new routes on Ride with GPS here:

  1.   This 19.5-mile loop route offers views of Lake Zurich and a beautiful park next to the lake.  Along the way, plan a free visit to Kuechmann Arboretum if you wish.   This ride includes some longer stretches and rides through residential estates.
  2.  This 21.2-mile loop route offers a ride around Bangs Lake in Wauconda and some nice long straight stretches as you ride through Lakewood Forest Preserve.
  3.  This 23.8 mile out and back loop offers a beautiful ride through the Village of Barrington with some rolling hills on Cuba Road.
  4.  This 22.5-mile loop offers rides that continue Cuba Road, pass by Grassy Lake, and swing by Shores Golf Club.
  5.  This 13.7 combo mile loop, when combined, provides the final 100-mile segment  It includes a ride by Lake Zurich Lake in Wauconda, Kuechmann Arboretum and longer neighborhood stretches to your final destination back home.

Your with us will include:

  • Well marked routes
  • Downloadable GPS route and/or cue sheet
  • Ride with GPS voice directions with a Ride with GPS free account sign-up or sign-in
  • Bike shop support at our registration/rest stop location
  • Rest stop providing food and beverages until 3:00 p.m.
  • Support vehicles on the route until 3:30 p.m.
  • Spacious indoor restrooms at registration/check-in and rest stop
  • Mostly level terrain with some moderate hills
  • Training?  Use our multiple loop routes to get in your miles
  • Class 1 and 3 e-bikes are allowed

The Details

Registration Fee

Register early for the best price!

Register using

Early Bird Registration:  $30 per rider February 1 through April 30

Advanced Registration:  $40 per rider May 1 through May 30

Ride Weekend On-Line Registration: $45 from May 31 until 10 AM, June 2.  Cash/check registration will be accepted on-site for $50.  

Starting Location

Lake Zurich High School, 300 Church Street, Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047

Google Plus Location Code:  6W38+MJ Lake Zurich, Illinois

Check-In Time on June 2, 2024

Starts at 6:30 a.m. for all riders

Closes at 7:30 a.m. for 100-mile riders

Closes at 8:00 a.m. for 87-mile riders

Closes at 10:00 a.m. for 19, 41, and 65-mile riders

To speed up your check-in, please have your QR code (found at the bottom of your receipt email) or a printout of your registration receipt available.


Email [email protected] to see the FAQ and get answers to your questions, or send feedback for improvement.