The 4th Annual Friends of the Trails Bicycle Fun’d Ride and Walk will be held August 22, 2009 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, 40, and 62-mile routes for participants to choose from.  The 62-mile participants will start between 6:30-7:00am.  The 40-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.

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, 2009.

If registering on the day of the event or after August 10, 2009 cost of the event is $20 for singles, $15 for children under 14, and $60 for families or groups of 3-5.

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.  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 Bicycle Shop, Univeristy of Illinois Extesnion Office, Planning & Development, and YMCA.

To register on-line go to

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;  Images Offset Printing; the Quincy Bicycle Club; Anderson Graphics; First Choice Physical Therapy;  Great River Economic Development  Foundation; Mays, Walden, and Anastas; State Street Bank; Western Catholic Union; University of Illinois Extension Adams/Brown Unit; and Pepsi.