Cyclists of all skill levels encouraged to ride through Indian Valley
To help promote good health and healthy living, the Greenville Rotary Club, along with the generous support of Evergreen Market, is once again hosting the Indian Valley Community Bike Ride.
The course opens May 24 at 8 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m. To encourage as much participation as possible, riders will be given the choice between starting from the Greenville High School parking lot or at the Taylorsville Campground.
From either town riders will follow North Valley Road where they will encounter three rest stops, spaced every 3 miles. Riders can either cycle on to the next town or pedal back from where they started. The shortest ride is 6 miles, and the loop around both towns is 24 miles.
At the rides’ end a picnic lunch will be waiting for all at the outdoor education center next to the GHS gym. No matter which course is chosen, everyone who rides will be welcomed at the picnic.
Unlike for other local bike rides, the Rotary Club of Greenville is inviting everyone living in Indian Valley to participate in this ride for free — as long as they register prior to May 20. Cyclists outside of Indian Valley, and residents within the community who do not register early, should expect to pay $5 each at the time of registration.
Riders will be given a colorful chain of beads at each rest stop, and can wear them with pride during the luncheon. Riders will also enjoy the aid of a SAG wagon, snacks and drinks along the route.
This ride is intended for everyone, no matter what their skill level, including those who have only biked around their neighborhood for fun and those who live cycling with a passion.
Families are encouraged to try this ride together. Cyclists who are 12 years and younger must ride along with an adult. As always, every rider must wear a helmet.
Registration forms are available at various stores around Indian Valley, at Bodfish Bicycles & Quiet Mountain Sports in Chester and at The Bike Shop on Leonard Avenue in Quincy.