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Tour De Shawnee Bike Tour is Oct. 24

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Friday, October 23 – Saturday, October 24, 2015
7th Annual Tour De Shawnee Bike Tour
Horseshoe Lake Community Center, State Highway 3, Olive Branch, Il.

Friday: 5:30-7 p.m. Tail Gate Party
Tailgate party is for all cyclist, sponsors and volunteers. Local food including fried fish and barbeque, entertainment, and more.

Saturday: 8 a.m. Bike Tour
The Tour de Shawnee bike ride  offers 15, 30, 65 and 100 mile distances, routes for all ages and levels of experience. SAG and rest stops provided. Helmets are required for all participants including children in bike seats and buggies.

This Bike Ride takes place in the beautiful Shawnee Hills of Alexander County, Pulaski County and Union County. The routes will wind through terrain that includes easy-ride, flat stretches, rolling hills as well as a few “challenging” hills. Bike along the trails that Lincoln used to travel to Thebes from Jonesboro and along trails along the Santa Fe hills that the French used to enter Illinois.For the first time, this year’s 100 mile ride will head in to “Wine Country” in Union County.
In addition, The Wetlands Center is also the beginning of a bike ride on the Tunnel Hill State Trail for one of the 65 mile rides. Cyclists may choose to travel a 2.5 mile bike trail that is a part of the Tunnel Hill State Park.

The Tour de Shawnee is a beautiful, scenic ride during which riders can experience the serenity of the rolling hills, farm land, Shawnee National Forest, Horseshoe Lake, historical sites such as the Thebes Courthouse and Mound City National Cemetery. Whether you are a seasoned veteran who likes the challenge of longer rides and difficult hills or are a beginner who likes to take it easy, we have a ride for you in the Tour de Shawnee. You will enjoy the camaraderie of hundreds of other cyclists who come to the Tour de Shawnee year after year. Rest stops feature lots of homemade, freshly-prepared goodies and desserts.

Entry fee is $40 for riders that register by October 17th, which includes free event t-shirt. Late registrations cost $45 and will not receive event t-shirt. Entry fee includes event bag and chance for attendance prizes. Children under 14 are free with an adult registered rider.

For more information, call 618-776-5893, or email chism318@yahoo.com or visit website.

Spokes for Strokes Bike Tour is June 6

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Saturday, June 6, 2015
7 a.m. Registration begins
8 a.m. Tour starts
Baptist Health Imaging Center, 2705 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, Ky.

Baptist Health Paducah will host its fourth Spokes for Strokes bike tour to raise stroke awareness, along with funds for life-saving technologies and expanded stroke care services.

Spokes for Strokes will begin at 7 a.m. with registration at Baptist Health Imaging Center on the west end of campus at 2705 Kentucky Ave., followed by the tour at 8 a.m. Registration at active.com is $25 for an individual, $40 for couples and $50 for a family for four.

 The bike tour offers 10-, 35- or 65-mile rides through southern McCracken, Marshall and Graves counties. The longest ride includes challenging hills and five rest stops. The 35-mile ride is less hilly with three rest stops. The short ride is completely flat and stays in McCracken County. It includes one rest stop. All rides will be followed by support vehicles. Helmets are required.

Stroke is the one of the nation’s leading killers and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability.

“We will continue to focus on public education, so people of all ages know they should call 9-1-1 immediately if they see anyone experiencing signs of a stroke,” said Joseph Ashburn, M.D., stroke center director. “Time saved is brain saved, so if they seek immediate treatment, the effects of stroke may be reduced or even reversed.”

For more information, phone 270.575.2851.

Taste of Tunnel Hill Bike Ride is June 6

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Saturday, June 6, 2015
Taste of Tunnel Hill Trail Bike Ride
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Vienna City Park, 298 E. Vine St., Vienna, IL

This is a totally free ride with a donation option in 2015. Due to many constraints the event has become a free ride with bare bones support. With that said, we don’t want to stop riders from across the Midwest to meet up with other riders and enjoy the Tunnel Hill Trail together. Just show up and ride as far as like.  As an unofficial ride we will have no SAG, no manned rest stops for the ride.

Regardless of whether your riding free or you pay, we will have a few volunteers at Vienna Park from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. for your convenience and will have minimal snacks and drinks.

If you decide to upgrade to the donation option, which is $20, you will receive a 2015 Ride athletic performance shirt. Note any and all donations from this ride, supply refreshments to riders, pay maintenance of the website and if we have a few dollars left we will make a $100-$200 donation to the Fowler Bonan Foundation’s Clothes for Kids program.

For information or to register, visit Website

Cache River Naturefest 2015 is May 9

Saturday, May 9, 2015
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rain or shine
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, Il.

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The 14th Annual Cache River Nature Fest will feature a variety of programs including live animal exhibits and hands-on activities for individuals of all ages. The event focuses on the Cache River Wetlands and the region’s unique diversity of plants and animals. This year’s T-shirt design highlights the green tree frog – a common inhabitant of the Cache River watershed. See flyer.

Staff will provide area information, guided tours and many wildlife watching opportunities. The event is set-up around four areas that include native fish, birds, plants, reptiles and amphibians. Each area includes live exhibits and hands-on activities. Special programs include a close-up view of live birds-of-prey from Free Again Rehab, presentations on monarch butterflies and the annual Jr. Duck Stamp Awards Ceremony. Throughout the day, participants can view or touch live fish, snakes, turtles and frogs, climb into a life-size eagle’s nest, take a taste of Asian carp and see the many animals and plants that live in the Cache River wetlands.

For those who want to venture out in the Cache River Wetlands, guided nature and birding hikes, along with canoe and bike tours are scheduled throughout the day. All trips are on designated trails and will feature natural and cultural history of the Cache.

All activities are free; however, proceeds from the sales of t-shirts, other merchandise and donations will go towards restoration and education projects within the Cache River watershed. For more information about the day’s festivities, visit website.

For more information, or to register for a canoe tour contact: Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge at 618-634-2231

Reblogged from Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau

6th Annual Tour De Shawnee Bike Tour

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Friday, October 24 – Saturday, October 25, 2014
6th Annual Tour De Shawnee Bike Tour
Horseshoe Lake Community Center, State Highway 3, Olive Branch, Il.

Friday: 5:30-7 p.m. Tail Gate Party
Tailgate party is for all cyclist, sponsors and volunteers. Local food including fried fish and barbeque, entertainment, and more.

Saturday: 8 a.m. Bike Tour
The Tour de Shawnee bike ride  offers 15, 30, 65 and 100 mile distances, routes for all ages and levels of experience. SAG and rest stops provided. Helmets are required for all participants including children in bike seats and buggies.

Entry fee is $40 for riders that register by October 17th, which includes free event t-shirt. Late registrations cost $45 and will not receive event t-shirt. Entry fee includes event bag and chance for attendance prizes. Children under 14 are free with an adult registered rider.

For more information, call 618-776-5893, or email chism318@yahoo.com or visit website.

1st Annual George Rogers Discovery Bike Ride (cancelled)

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Saturday, September 27, 2014 (cancelled)
1st Annual George Rogers Discovery Bike Ride
7:30 a.m. Registration
8 a.m. Ride begins
Superman Square, Metropolis

(Metropolis Chamber announced the cancellation of the George Rogers Clark Discovery Ride. All participants/sponsors who have pre-paid will receive a refund in mail.)

The ride begins in front of the Superman Statue on Superman Square and will continue through the streets of Metropolis, before entering Fort Massac State Park. Once in the park, the the ride continues on the bike trail to Brookport City Park before returning to Metropolis. The full trip is a leisurely, scenic 20 miles. You will pass the Superman Statue and the Hope Light Lighthouse, along the banks of the Ohio River. You will also see the historic Fort Massac and continue through the park on a flat, smoothly paved trail.

For an additional fee, lunch will be provided by the Save the Massac Theatre committee. Proceeds from the lunch will go towards renovating the 1938 Art Deco Movie Theatre in Metropolis.

Entries received by September 12 will receive an official GRC Discovery Ride shirt with entry fee of $30. All entries received after September 12 will receive a shirt as long as supplies last with entry fee of $40. All participants must have an registration form, and participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants mush wear a helmet.

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