Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—April 2, 2016. The 35th Annual Easter Ride is scheduled for Sunday, April 24 from the Park Forest Village Hall on 350 Victory Drive in Park Forest. The ride, sponsored by the Folks on Spokes Bicycle Club, will start between 7:30 and 10:00 a.m.
Riders can choose from five routes of 17, 26, 37, 53 and 70 miles on lightly traveled, paved roads over gently rolling countryside. Rest stops along the route provide riders with fruit, drinks, sandwiches, and homemade cookies.
After the ride, participants are invited to stop in at Village Hall for music, a massage (for a fee) and more refreshments, including traditional Easter egg salad sandwiches.
The fee for the ride is $20 for pre-registrants before April 16 and $25 thereafter. The fee entitles riders to a map of the routes, access to all rest stops, SAG support, and parking. Short and long sleeve t-shirts with this year’s Easter Ride logo may be ordered for an additional fee with pre-registration. A registration form is available at local bike shops or may be downloaded from http://www.folksonspokes.com.
Folks on Spokes encourages riders to obey all traffic laws, practice courtesy, communicate with fellow riders, ride single file when vehicles are approaching from either direction – and complete the adult or child bike safety quiz at www.bikesafetyquiz.com.
Proceeds from the ride help fund the club’s activities throughout the year and support bicycle advocacy and other organizations. Last year, donations were made to the League of American Bicyclists, Ride Illinois, the Active Transportation Alliance, Trails for Illinois, Bicycle Indiana, Friends of the Cal Sag Trail, Working Bikes Co-op and West Town Bikes.
Folks on Spokes members live across the south suburbs and northeastern Indiana. Group rides start in a variety of locations with most starting in Frankfort.