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19th Annual Raintree Ride is Sept. 28

Biker riders stop at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown during last year’s Raintree Ride. The Hoosier Gym and Wilbur Wright Birthplace in Millville are on the route of this year’s Raintree Ride on Sat., Sept. 28 that starts at the Henry County YMCA on the Wilbur Wright Trail and also includes scenic Big Blue River Valley. Bicyclists of all ages are invited to participate in the 6, 30 or 60-mile ride and also support Healthy Communities of Henry County - the local organization that creates and maintains Trails in Henry County.

The 19th annual Raintree Ride, sponsored by Healthy Communities of Henry County, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, starting at the Henry County YMCA, 300 Wittenbraker Ave., New Castle. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the Ride begins at 9 a.m.

The annual Raintree Ride features a 6-, 30-, and 60-mile scenic bicycle ride through Henry County and offers opportunities to see the beautiful Wilbur Wright Trail, Big Blue River Valley, Wilbur wright Birthplace and Knightstown’s historic Hoosier Gym, featured in the 1986 movie, “Hoosiers.” Homemade snacks and water will be offered at stops along the routes and also at the end of the ride.

A complimentary t-shirt will be given to all participants who pre-register by Sept. 20. Registration fees are $30 by Sept. 20 and $35 after. Cost for 2018 participants is $25. Registration will continue up until the morning of the event. Shirts, and in particular shirt sizes, are not guaranteed to participants who register after the pre-registration deadline. Registration and check-in begins the day of the ride at 8 a.m.

“Open to young and old alike, the Raintree Ride is fun and challenging for all riders, no matter your level of experience and is a great event for families to bike together,” said Jeff Ray, Trails Coordinator of Healthy Communities of Henry County.

All proceeds from this event go toward developing the recreational trails system in Henry County being designed and constructed under the supervision of and through efforts put forth by Healthy Communities of Henry County.

Healthy Communities of Henry County is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit committed to enhancing the quality of life in Henry County.

For more information or to register for the ride, registration forms are available at the Henry County YMCA. Visit www.hchcin.org or call Healthy Communities of Henry County at 765-524-1753.

Provided by Healthy Communities of Henry County