Miles of Smiles

July 26, 2014

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MOS 2014 Announced!            

The 12th Annual Miles of Smiles 100 has been announced!!!!  Geno along with the Bloomington Cycle and Fitness race team and spokeswomen are pleased to host this year’s Miles of Smiles Benefit Ride!

  • What: 29, 69 or 103 mile ride through scenic Central Illinois.

  • Where: Dooley Park, 211 S. Seminary Street, Downs, IL - (Parking @ TriValley School).

  • When: 69 & 103 mile rides leave at 7:00am (no riders may start after 7:30am. 29 mile ride leaves at 10:00am. (Check out and in required!!)

  • Why: Because it’s a fun, healthy, and FREE way to spend time with your cycling buddies, but more importantly it supports a great cause (donations for St. Jude are accepted the day of the event – make checks
    payable to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital.)


  • Helmets are mandatory. No helmet – no ride.

  •  There is no on road or rest stop ‘Support’. Make sure you are self-sufficient and able to ride the distance chosen.

  •  Check in upon your return, so we are not looking for you out on the road.

  •  Obey the rules of the road (and common sense):


    •  DO NOT BLOCK THE ROAD! It is an open highway, be very careful and aware of car traffic.

    • Be courteous – wave at cars and smile! Let them know they are missing out on the fun.

    • Take advantage of Rest Stops to refuel:

      • 1st Rest Stop (28 & 69 & 103 Mile routes) @ Moraine View Park at the main consession area near the boat ramp

        28 mile route - rest stop at 14 miles

        69 & 103 Mile routes - rest stop at 15.5 miles

        Rest stop open from 7:30am to 1:30pm

      • 2nd Rest Stop (69 & 103 Mile routes) @ Ceney's Grove Township Building in Saybrook

        Rest stop distance - 35 miles

        Rest stop open from 8:30am to 12:30pm

      • 3rd Rest Stop:

        69 mile route at Moraine View State Park at 55.5 miles

        Rest stop open until 1:30pm

        103 mile route at South Park in Gibson City at 51 miles

        Rest stop open from 9:30am to 11:30am

      • 4th Rest Stop 103 mile route:

        Cheney's Grove Township Building in Saybrook at 69 miles

        Rest stop open until 12:30pm

      • 5th Rest Stop 103 mile route at 88.5

        Moraine View State Park

        Rest Stop open until 1:30pm

  • Follow the course markings

    • 29 mile course – ORANGE

    • 69 and 103 mile courses – YELLOW

  • There will be 1 rest stop on the 29mi route, 3 rest stops on the 69mi route and 5 rest stops on the 103mi route.

  • One very important thing everyone needs to do – HAVE FUN!!!!


These really awesome 2014 Miles of Smiles jerseys are available to order for $75.00 each. I will have them for you the day of the ride. All orders must be prepaid and given to me no later than June 15th. To determine your size, use this size chart from Pactimo. Mens and womens jerseys will be available. Contact me at for more info.

MOS Jersey


Miles of Smiles Sign

First Century Medal


MOS 2011

Miles of Smiles 100 Benefits St Jude


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