Illinois’ 8th Annual Venus de Miles is a celebration of cycling sisterhood for all skill levels! Two courses around Cook and Lake Counties will accommodate any active woman – whether this is your first cycling event or your hundredth. 

Start & Finish Line

Baker Demonstration School
201 Sheridan Rd
Wilmette, IL 60091

Interested in being a vendor at our finish line festival? Click here for more details!

Registration Cost

24-mile and 64-mile Ride:
$55 early bird registration - January 17 - January 24
$70 regular registration - January 25 - August 31
$85 late registration - September 1 - September 27
$100 day of registration* - September 28
*Event day registration opens at 6:15 am and must be purchased at least 20 minutes prior to your preferred course start time.

Friends & Family festival ticket - Our finish festival caters to all ages, with specialty vendors, food, drinks, spa services, music and more. Your family is welcome to join the festival and check out the vendors for FREE, or purchase a $10 Friends & Family ticket to enjoy access to food and drinks too! Available September 28th at the Packet Pick Up/Registration tent.

Fundraiser Registration Package available on all course options:
$25 registration with a commitment to fundraise a minimum of $350 

Fundraiser Registration Package

For those who choose this option and commit to raising at least $350 for Greenhouse Scholars by September 13th, you will receive a discounted registration of just $25. When you reach the fundraising goal, you will also receive unique Venus de Miles fundraising gifts.   

If you are not able to raise at least $350 by September 13, you will be required to pay the lessor amount of the following: the difference of the funds you did raise and the $350 goal OR the full amount of late registration less the amount already paid. Payment must be remitted by the starting time of your chosen course on September 28th in order to participate in Venus de Miles. 

Click HERE to check out our fundraising toolkit with tips and ideas to help you get started! 

Schedule

6:15 AM - Check-in and day-of registration open
7:00 AM - 64-mile ride start
9:00 AM - 24-mile ride start
10:00 AM - Festival begins
2:00 PM - Course sweeps begin
3:00 PM - Festival ends

Participant Guide & Packets

Every participant will receive a number bib to wear during the event so you can be easily identified.  When you register, you will have the option to pick your preferred location to pick up the packet containing the number bib and other important information.  We will send an email communication approximately one week before the event day confirming where you can pick up your packet.  For those that cannot collect their packets in advance, we'll also have them available the morning of the event.  

Please click HERE to download a copy of our participant guide with important details to help you prepare for event day. 

Fine Print

Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable. Venus de Miles is a rain or shine event; however, in the event of severe weather, your safety will be our number one priority.