This year’s event is sponsored by 35 local businesses and organizations, including Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority (CSHLRA), Chick-fil-A and Cogentes. Proceeds from the annual ride will be split between the local bicycle club, Rotary Club and the Oconee River Greenway Foundation.
“Last year’s April Fool’s Ride went well with about 170 riders, which was up by almost 50 percent over the previous year. We raised $4,000 and split it between the bicycle club and Rotary Club. Our other annual ride — the Deep Roots Ride — had close to 100 participants,” Glover said. “The rides seem to be picking up steam and are drawing people from all across the state, and Florida and Alabama; we’re trying to create a regional draw.”
With the theme “Milledgeville Loves Bicycles,” the ride is held in conjunction with CSHLRA’s community festival and Z97 FM’s Easter egg hunt.
Food, music, arts and crafts, a farmer’s market, Easter egg hunt, bike rodeo and various other family activities and entertainment will fill CSH’s Pecan Grove free for all attendees. Chick-fil-A and Metropolis Cafe will be on site with food for purchase during the spring festival.
“The entire day is a family-friendly atmosphere with activities more geared toward healthy living and healthy lifestyles,” Glover said. “People just need to bring their bikes and helmet, and the family because there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”
To register for the April Fool’s Ride call (404) 406-3528 or visit www.mvillebikes.com.
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