Event Update – Grand Funduro Beach Ride and Ball

The Grand Funduro is looking like it might live up to its name! Surly Bikes added a Pre-Party on Friday night and they’re sending along their Demo-Van (Steel Force One) stocked to the gills with their beach tuned fat-bike demo fleet, including the new sparkly pink ice cream truck. So we’ve added two more events to the existing event with about one month till we launch this rocketship. We also have a couple of contests going for folks that attend. Take a look below and see if you can figure out the Grand Funduro Puzzle. It’s bewildering…

Schedule of EventsNovember 1-3, 2019

Surly Gran Funduro Pre-Party –


Noon – 3pm SURLY BIKE DEMO –

2pm-4pm Arrival and Hotel Check in. Grab a goody bag.
4pm Group beach sunset ride to the Dead River (4miles)
5pm-7pm Group gravel evening ride to the The Tropics (8miles bring a headlight).
7:30 to midnight Dancing and cocktails in the Grand Ballroom with DJ Nice. Snacks and cash bar. We also award the Beach Cruiser!

9am Hangover Derby contest for prizes.
11am Brunch at Zion Cyclery! Free food and drinks!
12pm Beulah Park singletrack ride or beach run depending on trail conditions
3pm The End. Thanks for coming!

Beach Cruiser Contest

Be the first 50 to register and book a hotel room to be entered into our raffle for a chance to win a Electra beach cruiser!

Rules: Register for the event. Book a hotel room under the Zion Cyclery group. We will draw the name of one lucky hotel guest during the Funduro Grand Ballroom party.

The winner does not have to be present, but it would be more exciting if you were!

Bikes – Beach – Beer – Ghosts – Cocktail Party – FUN!

We’ve blocked out a room rate of only $115 a night. The best lake view rooms will go fast, so make your reservations now! We think that you’ll be impressed with how nice the Illinois Beach Hotel property is with gorgeous lake views and an elegant ballroom. There’s a huge indoor pool and sweet beach riding right outside your door!

How can I sign Up?
Register for FREE here for the event.
Everyone that registers is invited to the Saturday rides and our elegant Cocktail Party with music in the Grand Ballroom with complimentary hors d’ oeuvres. You’ll have to buy your own drinks (cuz we’d go broke trying to satisfy your thirsts) but the hotel is going to have a full bar and we’re going to work with their beverage folks to make sure we have delicious craft beer on tap for the evening!

The Illinois Beach Hotel

Hotel Reservations (highly recommended) can be made at (847) 625-7300 or by clicking – . Mention Zion Cyclery to receive the special room rate. Locals or folks with a designated (sober) driver don’t necessarily have to stay at the hotel to attend the event. Everyone that registers and chooses to stay at the Hotel will receive a goody bag full of groovy stuff from our event sponsors. BTW – The hotel is reputed to be haunted (AF).

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at the Zion Cyclery Group Ride on Sunday!

Grand Funduro VIP CONTEST

We’re going to give away one free VIP Event and Lodging package to one lucky registrant. Register for the event and we’ll pick one person at random to receive a free stay at the Illinois Beach Resort a special VIP Gift bag and you’ll be regaled with drink and song during Saturday Night’s Fever – aka the Ball part of the Grand Funduro Beach ride and BALL! To enter simply register for the event and we’ll pick the winner on October 11th.

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