Archive for ◊ August, 2008 ◊

• Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

The 3rd Annual Friends of the Trails Bicycle Fun’d Ride and Walk will be held August 23, 2008 at Wavering Park.  This annual poker run is a great way to stay active and experience the city of Quincy’s trail ways.  The cycling portion of the event will have four different distances for cyclists.  We will have 5, 15, 35, and 62-mile routes for participants to choose from.  The 62-mile participants will start between 6:00-6:30 am.  The 35-mile participants will take off between 8-8:30am.  The 15-mile riders will take off between 10-10:30am and the 5-mile participants will leave between 11-11:30am.  All riders participating are required to start their designated route during the designated time frame and must wear a helmet.

All walkers will be departing between 10:30-11am.  There will be no late starts. The first 200 participants registered will receive a complimentary T-shirt.  The Friends of the Trails will be awarding prizes for the best three hands for the walkers and cyclists.  After each participant finishes their portion of the event we will be hosting a spaghetti lunch for all participants to enjoy.  So come out and join friends or family for a relaxing morning to explore Quincy.  The event is $15 for singles and $10 for children under 14.  Familes of 3 or groups up to 5 are $45.  If your registration is post marked after August 10, 2008 or you register on the day of the event the cost for singles is $20, $12 for children under 14, and $50 for familes of 3 or groups up to 5.  Grab your bikes and walking shoes and join us in Wavering Park for a day of fun and exercise.

Registration forms are available at Madison-Davis Bicycles, City of Quincy Planning and Development Department, University of Illinois Extension, YMCA, or via e-mail.  If you would to receive the registration form by e-mail please e-mail Jennifer Arnold at jearnold@quincyil.gov.

Thank you to the following sponsors Diamond Construction Company; Mays, Walden, and Anastas; Mid-West Abstract; University of Illinois Extension; Madison-Davis Bicycles; City of Quincy; Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau; First Choice Physical Therapy; Quincy Park District; Exchange Club; State Street Bank; Images Offset Printing; the Quincy Bicycle Club; Pepsi; and the YMCA.

We also want to extend thanks to the following prize donors Quincy University, Subway, Quincy Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, John Wood Community College, and the Quincy Park District at this time.

Category: General