Wabash River Ride
Saturday, August 24, 2013 - Fort Ouiatenon, West Lafayette, Indiana
The 35th Annual Wabash River Ride will be held on Saturday, August 24 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join us for well organized and supported rides of 35, 50, 72 or 108 miles through some of the most beautiful parts of Tippecanoe, Fountain and Warren counties. Enjoy scenic vistas of the Wabash River, Big Pine Creek and Rob Roy covered bridge. There are great routes for riders of all levels, and it ain’t just corn fields you’ll be viewing!
To fuel your ride, we have a wonderful selection of edibles planned including great stuff from some of our sponsors, like bread from Great Harvest and watermelon from Pleasant Acre Farms. We’ll continue our renowned tradition of home baked cookies from our club members, and have a real good barbecue lunch planned for you when you finish the ride.
This year riders will get a free Ride Day Benefits Card. Included are after ride extras like showers at a local gym; discounts at local bike shops, events and ice cream stores. A lucky pre-registered rider will win a bike raffle, thanks to our friends at Hodson’s Bay Bike Shop.
A lot is happening in Lafayette on the day of the ride. The Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival (5:00 p.m. to midnight in downtown Lafayette) features regional and national talent and is a great party. Come for the cycling and stay for the music! There is even a beer festival going on the same day (Beers Across the Wabash, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on the pedestrian bridge near the levy.)
We are proud to have a charity partnership with Food Finders Food Bank, and a portion of your registration fees will go to feed the less fortunate. Food Finders Food Bank serves 16 counties in central Indiana, supporting pantries, shelters, and programs to assist children and families. We will host a food drive at the ride start, so bring canned goods or other non-perishables to contribute! If you have an android or iphone you can even download a great app at Charity Miles, and make a contribution to Feed America just by cycling, or help raise money for Food Finders at www.Crowdrise.com.
Registration fees include lunch, SAG support and the ride day benefits card. Pre-register on line at Active for just $25 through August 3 and receive a free event T-shirt, August 4-17 for $25 (but no event T-shirt), or the day of the ride for $35.
Participants who prefer to download a registration form can do so here. You may return your registration form and payment via US mail or hand both in at the "Day of Event" registration station at Fort Ouiatenon.
Put August 24 on your calendar and join us for a great ride!