Come and help us celebrate our 25th B&O Bicycle Tour. New this Year! All riders will ride on part of the trail and will see the beautiful new bridge over White Like Creek. The remainder of the 25, 45, and 62 mile routes wind their way on county roads through picturesque farmland in Hendricks County, Indiana, crossing the future B&O Trail several times. The 10 mile route stays in town and loops back to the park through residential neighborhoods. After the ride, stick around for a BBQ lunch and an ice cream treat, all included at no extra charge. There will be live music by Mike Whitlock. Kids 12 and under ride free.
There will be live music by the Avon High School Jazz Band at the Maplewood SAG stop. To make the ride family-friendly, there will be plenty of refreshment stops on all routes, even the 10-mile route. Each stop will feature homemade cookies, treats, and fruit, as well as plenty of water and port-o-lets. SAG vehicles will be roving the routes to assist with minor mechanical problems or fatigue.
Gear Up Cyclery will be on hand at Williams Park to answer questions and assist riders with pre-ride inspections. The first 300 riders to check-in will receive a souvenir water bottle provided by A1 Cyclery.
Kids (and adults too) will love the new splashpad after the ride.
Team Contest - This is a great way to promote cycling among your company, church, or civic organization.
Seven or more people can register as a team at a discounted fee.
A captain registers first and sets up the team. Any captain with 7 or more on the team receives a free t-shirt.
Each team member can collect donations from friends and family. Go to Botrail.org to download a donation collection form from the Team information section.
The team that raises the most money (total of entry fees and donations) receives a plaque.
Any team that collects an average of $50 per person in donations will have their entry fees refunded.
Each team will be recognized and have a team picture taken at the bike ride.
Event details and schedule
Sign-in begins at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
The 45- and 62-mile riders will depart at 8:30;
the 25-mile riders at 8:45;
the 10-mile riders at 9:00.
Lunch is served by Pit Stop Catering from 10:30 to 2:30, but extra food will be held at the park for riders returning later than 2:30. An ice cream treat will be provided by Schwann Frozen Foods.
Parking is available at Williams Park and nearby churches.
The route maps can be found at the following links:
25 mile: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18767618
45 mile: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19485207
Hendricks County Trail Development Association