Stan Davis, project chairman for the Good for Business Canals Locks and Bagels 2011 Family Fun Bicycle Ride scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2011, announced today that plans for the fall ride have been finalized.
Preregistration is now open at a fee of $20, until October 1, 2010. After that date, the fee is $25. payable by check to Good for Business, Inc. Registration forms are available from Good for Business, 124 S. Front Street, St. Marys, several local businesses, or may be downloaded at www.capabilitiesinc.biz.
Registration fees include a baseball cap to the first 100 riders, bottled water, yogurt, lunch, and admission to the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen. Maps and printed directions are available along the three marked loop trails. Trail marshals will be available for roadside assistance, and a SAG wagon will be covering the courses.
Riders will have the choice of either a 12, 25, or 50 mile loop trail. All courses begin and end in Memorial Park in downtown St. Marys.
The 12 mile “Lock 14” loop is paved roads, groomed grass, and compacted stone featuring Lock 14 and the 40 Acre Pond.
The 25 mile “Deep Cut” loop is flat paved roads featuring Deep Cut, Bloody Bridge, Kossuth, Lock 14 and the 40 Acre Pond.
The 50 mile “Lock 1” loop is flat paved roads featuring the state fish hatchery, Bicycle Museum of America, Lock Keepers House, Lock 1, 1864 Iron Bridge, Lock 2 and the aqueduct.
After completing the loops, all riders will be treated to a hot lunch from lee’s Famous Recipe.
Same day registration will be from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00a.m. at the Gazebo. The trails open at 8:00a.m.
Food and entertainment begin at 11:00a.m., with all activities concluding by l:00 p.m.
The local Aktion Club, a branch of Kiwanis for persons with disabilities, will be selling coffee and bagels before the family fun ride and will be serving free water and yogurt after the ride, compliments of Grand lake Health System and the Dannon Company.
Proceeds from this charity event will be used by Good for Business, Inc., a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation, to begin the process of searching and securing grants and funding to help those with disabilities, physical, mental, and emotional, to get and keep jobs, improve their self- esteem, and make them more self-sufficient.
This event is cosponsored by the Revolution Cycling Team of Wapakoneta. They remind all riders to always ride with the flow of traffic. The use of bicycling helmets is mandatory on all Revolution Cycling Team sponsored events.
Davis concluded by saying “This is not a race, but an opportunity for the entire family to enjoy the fall colors, the beauty of the 40 Acre Pond, the Bicycle Museum of America, and the history of the canal.” It is also a time to enjoy good food and live entertainment, and to help raise funds for a very worthwhile event.
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