Since 1982 the Easter Ride has continually grown in popularity. It was listed as the Best Biking in America in Bicycling Magazine’s April 1999 issue, and it has just gotten better each year. Drawing hundreds of riders each year, the ride is large enough to seem professionally run, yet small enough to really enjoy. Every year, the ride gets better and this year is no exception.
The success of this invitational ride enables our Club to make generous donations to the League of American Bicyclists, League of Illinois Bicyclists, Active Transportation Alliance, and the Indiana Bicycle Coalition.
Pick one of five routes through pastoral farmlands, wildflower filled woods, and friendly towns. Route choices are: an 17 mile short route plus 28, 33, 50 and 62-mile longer routes (Actual route availabiltiy may vary slightly). Each route follows lightly traveled paved roads and a few miles of paved trail. All routes are fully marked.
Food and fun is what the Easter Ride is all about. Rest stops along the route provide riders with fruit, drinks, sandwiches (including Easter egg salad sandwiches), and homemade cookies. Some of the rest stops will also have live musical entertainment. After the ride, stop in at Dining On The Green (on Main St. just north of Village Hall) for food, music and a massage. Enjoy a traditional Easter Egg salad sandwich and more while listening to the Friday Afternoon Band. If you're lucky, you'll run across an Easter Bunny or two.