Cyclists invited to inaugural Ride Your Age event

By Cory Smith • Last Updated 9:34 pm on Friday, August 29, 2014


EDMORE — If you’re looking to set a distance goal when cycling on a local trail, look no further than your age.

That will be the case Sept. 13 during the inaugural Ride Your Age trail ride, hosted by the Friends of the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail and the Fence Rider Museum of Edmore.

Designed for riders of all experiences, registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. and is located at the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail Edmore Trailhead on Forest St. in Edmore.

The fee is $5 for individual riders or $20 for a family. Helmets are required.

“This is a ride tailored for the novice or experienced rider,” said Friends of the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail Co-Chairman Ron Sorensen. “Come and ride the paved scenic rural rail trail through central Montcalm County. The riding conditions are ideal for the whole family.”

Sorensen said the distance will be determined by each individual rider, and snack stops will be located “at many places along the trail.”

Co-Chairman Lon Leonard said there are no set milages for the event, but riders are encouraged to attempt to ride the number of miles corresponding to their age.

According to Leonard, funds generated from the ride will benefit both the trail and the museum.

Participants can ride east toward Alma or south toward Greenville on the trail.

There is no preregistration for the event, but those seeking more information may contact Sharon Sorensen at (989) 352-6179.

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