The Union Recorder


March 18, 2014

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MILLEDGEVILLE — The Bicycling Club of Milledgeville and the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce are hosting the eighth annual April Fools Ride next week to keep “A Community in Motion.”

“The bike club uses the proceeds from this event to fund all of the advocacy efforts they undertake each year as well as funding for trail improvements at Selma Erwin nature preserve, education and training for school children and club members on cycling safety and support for statewide bicycling advocacy efforts. This is the only fundraiser the club has to continue its work,” said Tamara Siragusa, club secretary and marketing coordinator for the event. “The local Chamber uses their portion of the money for their community programs and activities.”

The April Fools Ride kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 29 at Central State Hospital’s Pecan Grove with on-site registration beginning at 8 a.m. for $45 for nonmembers and $35 for members or students. Interested bicyclists can register early before the Wednesday deadline to receive a T-shirt for $40 for nonmembers and $30 for members or students. Breakfast and a barbecue or vegetarian lunch will be provided for all registered riders.

“We have 30 percent of our current registered riders who come back every year,” Siragusa said Monday. “We already have about 15 people signed up for the 73-mile ride.”

Routes include 10-, 29-, 50- and 73-mile ride options which travels around Baldwin County and extends into Wilkinson and Jones counties. A 5-mile family fun ride around the CSH campus is also available for riders of all ages and skill levels at no cost, which starts at 9:45 a.m.

“There will be four fully provisioned rest stops featuring a variety of foods from Milledgeville area restaurants. Chick-fil-A will be out at the breakfast stop with the cow, Local Yolkal will be cooking on-site and Metropolis, Buffington’s and Domino’s will also be at the rest stops, but we’re still in the progress of getting more restaurants to join,” Siragusa said. “We’re hoping for a turnout of 400 to 500 people on the day of the ride.”

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