Group bicycling Illinois 'Bicycllinois' passes through region on journey from Cairo to Chicago

What better way to see Illinois than by the seat of your padded bicycle shorts? No better way than a six-day ride between Cairo and Chicago.

According to the 40 cyclists taking part in Bicycllinois (bi-sick-ill-in-oy), that is.

The Bicycllinois group started its journey at the southern most tip of the state, Fort Defiance, Sunday afternoon – thus hitting some of the state’s hilliest terrain on the first day.

“Today is the toughest day,” said event organizer Rob Layton.

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