Gran Fonda Tour Against Cancer

June 26, 2021

Family Fun Ride or 30, 50, and 75 mile routes
New 50 mile gravel route!

Dave Fonda, the founder of and inspiration for this event, loved cycling and his community. He started this fundraiser in 2007, dedicated to parlaying his passion into a cause that could help those fighting cancer. Although Dave lost his own battle in 2018, we keep him a part of this event by renaming it in his honor. Now, we hope the Gran Fonda Tour Against Cancer will inspire others to ride for a greater purpose.

Enjoy a healthy bike ride while fighting cancer. Ride some of the most beautiful roads in northwest Illinois!

This can be either a live or virtual event! The in-person event will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 26 at Tutty's Crossing Trailhead, 250 E. Stephenson Street in Freeport. For virtual participation, ride our routes anytime between June 19 – 27 and dedicate your ride to those who are battling or have battled cancer.

Want a commemorative t-shirt and/or water bottle? Donate $50 or more to the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center and we'll send one your way!

Thanks to this year's sponsors: Camelot Radiology, Highland Community College, Loescher Heating and Air Conditioning, McPherson Law Offices, The Morse Group, State Bank, Union Savings Bank.

Links to the Ride With GPS maps and cue sheets:

In lieu of a registration fee, we welcome your gracious donation to the FHN Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital.




Choose Tour Against Cancer/Leonard C Ferguson Cancer Center from the dropdown menu

Please sign the digital waiver below.


I agree that bicycling is a potentially hazardous activity and that serious injuries or death can occur from accidents, negligence or carelessness. I am in good health and proper physical condition to participate in the ride. I agree that route markings and maps are provided for my convenience only and not to guarantee a safe route or trip. I voluntarily participate in this event and assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including, but not limited to, illness, injury, falls, contact with participants, effects of weather, traffic and conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I will obey all laws, ordinances and regulations and will do my best to make this ride fun and safe for everyone. I consent to emergency medical treatment in the event I am injured or taken ill.

Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my registration, I, for myself and for those upon whose behalf I act, waive and release the Chain Link Cyclists Cycling Club, FHN, McPherson Law, State Bank and City of Freeport, and all cooperating sponsors, groups, agencies and municipalities, their representatives and successors, from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the person or organizations conducting or supporting this event.

If I am the parent and/or legal guardian of a minor participant, I certify that the minor is in good health, qualified and in proper physical condition to participate in the ride and I hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and agree to indemnify and save and hold harmless all of the above released parties from liability, claims, demands, losses or damages on the minor's account incurred in connection with the ride or its related events and activities. I will indemnify, save and hold harmless each of the released parties from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage or cost that may occur as the result of any such claims in connection with the minor's participation in the ride and its related events and activities. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.

I agree to wear a helmet during this ride.