Heritage bike ride is in its 15th year in Elk Point, and will feature this year’s ride on Saturday, Aug. 17. The ride will begin at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 607 West Main, exit 18 off I-29, with registration from 8 to 9 a.m., and the riders leave as a groups with a police escort at 9 a.m. The ride is sponsored by the Clay-Union Foundation, which mentors youth in Clay and Union counties, and the ride is a fundraiser for the mentoring program. All riders must wear helmets, and youth under 16 must ride with an adult.
The rides features routes from 8 to 58 miles, all on blacktop, and all riders will have free beverages, bananas, candy and treats on the routes. The sag drivers stay out until every rider is back in town, and lunch is served by the Immanuel Lutheran Church as the riders return, if they choose the meal option.
Registration forms are on the program website http://www.clay-unionfoundation.org/ under the events tab, or at http://www.bikeiowa.com/ under Heritage ride. Pre-registration is helpful in planning the meal, tee shirts, and supplies, but walk-ins are always welcome. Maps will be provided the day of the ride, with five different lengths, with a route for any rider.
For more information, please contact John Gille at 605-421-5050, or email firstname.lastname@example.org . All area cycling groups and individuals are invited to the event.