Below is a press release regarding the information for the 3rd Annual Canals, Locks, and Bagels Family Fun Ride.
CANALS LOCKS and BAGELS 3rd Annual 2012 FAMILY BIKE RIDE PLANS FINALIZIED
Karen Blumhorst, project chairman for the Good for Business Canals Locks and Bagels 2012 Family Fun Bicycle Ride scheduled for Saturday, September 1st, 2012, announced today that plans for the fall ride have been finalized.
Preregistration is now open at a fee of $20, until September 1st 2012 (the day of the event). On the day of the ride, 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, or may be downloaded at www.capabilitiesinc.biz. This year you can also sign up on line at www.speedy-feet.com.
Registration fees include a goodie bag to the first 75 riders, breakfast before the ride, a hot German themed lunch, beverages, a cash beer garden, 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.
Rides will have the choice of either a 12 or two different 25 mile loop trails. You can also combine the two 25 mile trails for a total of 50 miles! All courses begin and end in Memorial Park in downtown St. Marys.
The 12 mile “Lock 14” loop is a ride along the banks of the Miami Canals (road bikes are not recommended).
The 25 mile “Deep Cut” loop is a ride to Deep Cut Park, passing through the historic canal town of Kossuth, crossing Bloody Bridge and Lock 14.
The 25 mile “Lock 1” loop is a ride that features a ride past the state fish hatchery, Lock One, Iron Bridge, the Lock Keepers House, the Bicycle Museum of America, canal town of Lock Two, the Aqueduct, and beautiful Grand Lake St. Marys.
After completing the loops, all riders will be treated to a hot German themed lunch, in honor of the German immigrants who built this section of the canal.
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 serving 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.
Blumhorst 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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