|Mad Anthony River Rally Saturday|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Thursday, 01 August 2013 08:27|
The Mad Anthony River Rally will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year when cycling festivities kick-off Saturday.
The River Rally was launched in 1994 by Toledo Area Bicyclists as a way to bring together cycling enthusiasts, both individuals and families, for a day of cycling and related activities. The start of the event was exactly 200 years after General "Mad" Anthony Wayne led troops in the battle of Fallen Timbers. Cycling routes will follow much of the course the general took.
Rides include a 10-mile family ride, 15-mile novice ride and longer distance rides of 31,62, 80 and 100 miles.
About 400 people are expected to take part in the rides.
At the start of the ride, each rider can have a souvenir photo available for pickup when they finish. At the beginning of the family and novice rides, which is also the rest stop for the longer rides, Chris Cakes will be flying his pancakes for breakfast. Rest stops along the route will also be stocked with homemade cookies, fruit and drinks.
For those riding 62 miles or longer, lunch is provided in Grand Rapids in a shelter along the shore of the Maumee River. Riders will be treated to ice cream when they finish back at the start.
SAG vehicles will patrol all routes to help with emergency and mechanical issues.
For routes 31 miles or longer, the rides begin at the Perrysburg YMCA, 13415 Eckel Junction Road. Check-in and registration are from 7-9:30 a.m.
The family and novice rides begin at Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Road, Whitehouse. Check-in and registration are from 8-9:30 a.m.
Registration is at www.toledoareabicyclists.org.
Proceeds from the ride go to a variety of purposes and causes. Over the years, proceeds have benefited Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Toledo Area Metroparks, Rails-to-Trail Association and Safe Kids.
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