2017 Recap & Photos

The morning of Ten Thousand didn't look promising. Heavy rains were passing through that didn't show signs of letting up. Still, we remained optimistic that the skies would clear and give us the near perfect day the weatherman had predicted.  Little by little, riders began to trickle in to Freeport Bicycle Company sharing the positive... Continue Reading →


The Homestretch 

Tomorrow is the day. Folks have started to roll in and excitement is in the air.  Here are a few reminders to make tomorrow easier. Parking There is ample parking in downtown Freeport. It is highlighted on the map below. If they fill up there is plenty of street side free parking. Start Time All... Continue Reading →

Final Ride and The Boring Stuff

Last Tuesday found me once again, and for the final time before the event, riding the Ten Thousand route. On this occasion I had the pleasure of being accompanied by Thomas, who was fresh off a six month bike tour.  He stopped by Comrade Cycles to visit on Monday, which was his second day home.... Continue Reading →

Where to Stay and other Musings

  With Ten Thousand just two short weeks away I'd like to share some of the final details with y'all. The routes have all been finalized. There have been many of you curious as to when we'll be sharing them. They will all be made available the week of the event. They will be available... Continue Reading →

10K IV

Ten Thousand was created to be the most challenging and beautiful endurance cycling event in Illinois. It exists as a means to highlight the wondrous Driftless region tucked away in Jo Daviess County and test even the most accomplished gravel cyclists. This will be the fourth year in the progression of Ten Thousand. Initially dreamt up by Chad... Continue Reading →

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