Ray Whalen Builders Tour of Lake Ellyn

Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn, IL 
Saturday, July 20, 2024

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Ray Whalen Builders Tour of Lake Ellyn

Join the excitement of a race that has captivated cycling enthusiasts for decades! Originally conceived in the late 1970s by local legend John Vande Velde and resurrected in 2015, this iconic event features unique challenges like a roundabout, multiple power climbs, and a tight final turn. Whether you're a cycling fanatic or seeking high-energy fun, this race promises an unforgettable spectacle. Don’t miss out – come cheer on the competitors as they push their limits on this dynamic course! 

The Course

The course is primarily set in a neighborhood, so it's important to be courteous to the residents who are hosting the race in this beautiful setting. Please adhere to all posted no parking signs and follow directions from local traffic stewards. 

Course map for cycling race in Glen Ellyn, IL

Volunteer Information

Share your passion for cycling and Glen Ellyn by joining the volunteer team! Get a front-row seat to the action and play a key role in making this event unforgettable for both athletes and spectators, while being an integral part of our vibrant community.

Additional Resources

  • Tour of Lake Ellyn Race Schedule


    Friday, July 19 - West Dundee River Challenge
    Saturday, July 20 - The Ray Whalen Builders Tour of Lake Ellyn (Glen Ellyn)
    Sunday, July 21 - Winfield Criterium and Summerfest
    Monday, July 22 - Tighthead Mundelein Grand Prix 
    Tuesday, July 23 - Lombard Cycling Classic
    Wednesday, July 24 - Cycle Brookfield Criterium 
    Thursday, July 25 - Northbrook Grand Prix
    Friday, July 26 - Elgin Classic
    Saturday, July 27 - Northwestern Medicine Lake Bluff Criterium 
    Sunday, July 28 - Fulton Market Grand Prix (Fulton St. - Chicago)


In the heart of DuPage County, the scenic Village of Glen Ellyn is a prosperous, civic-minded community with much to offer by way of shopping, dining, the arts, and entertainment. The village is just 23 miles west of Chicago, which is easily accessible from Glen Ellyn's downtown Metra station and is convenient to major highways and airports.