• Saturday, August 21st, 2010

The 5th Annual Friends of the Trails Bicycle Fun’d Ride will be held August 21, 2010 at Bob Mays 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, 36, and 67-mile routes for participants to choose from.  The 67-mile participants will start between 6:15-7:00am.  The 36-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 10:30-11:00am.  All riders participating are required to start their designated route during the designated time frame and must wear a helmet.

Cost for the event are $18 for singles, $12 for children under 14, and $50 for families or groups of 3 to 5.  You must have your registration in before August 10, 2010.

If registering on the day of the event or after August 10, 2010 cost of the event is $20 for singles, $15 for children under 14, and $60 for families or groups of 3-5.

The first 150 participants registered will receive a complimentary T-shirt.  The Friends of the Trails will be awarding prizes for the best three hands for cyclists. There will be a trivia portion added to the event this year to test your knowledge on Friends of the Trails and the rules of the road.   After each participant finishes their portion of the event there will be snacks for all participants to enjoy.  So come out and join friends or family for a relaxing morning to explore Quincy.  Grab your bikes and join us in Bob Mays Park for a day of fun and exercise.

Registration forms are available at Madison Davis Bicycle Shop, Univeristy of Illinois Extension Office, Planning & Development, and YMCA.

Thank you to the following sponsors Diamond Construction Company; Mid-West Abstract;  Madison-Davis Bicycles; City of Quincy; Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau; Quincy Park District;  Stratton Chiropractic; Quincy Medical Group Max; Images Offset Printing; the Quincy Bicycle Club; Anderson Graphics; Mays, Walden, and Anastas; State Street Bank; Western Catholic Union; Great River Economic Development Foundation; Pepsi; and University of Illinois Extension Adams/Brown Unit.