Loop Lake Shelbyville Bike Ride is June 8

The 6th Annual Loop Lake Shelbyville bike ride is set for Saturday, June 8, beginning from the Visitor's Center. There is 22-mile, 47-mile, and 65-mile loops. Helmets are required.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Friends of Lake Shelbyville are hosting the 6th Annual Loop Lake Shelbyville bike ride on Saturday, June 8.

Proceeds for the ride will benefit the Friends of Lake Shelbyville (FOLS). The FOLS provides education, historical interpretation, recreational and environmental improvements at Lake Shelbyville.

All rides will start from the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center and will include options for a 22 mile, 47 mile or a 65 mile ride. Rest stops will be provided every 10-13 miles for riders with water and snacks available. The 22 mile ride will take riders to Findlay and back to the Visitor Center. The 47 mile and 65 mile routes will loop Lake Shelbyville, ferry across the lake and head back to the Visitor Center.

Registration and check-in at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 8:30 a.m. Riders may start riding after they have registered or checked in. Participants should plan their route to be back at the Visitor Center no later than 3 p.m.

Riders must be over the age of 14 years. If under the age of 18, riders must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All riders will be required to wear a helmet for the duration of the ride and obey all applicable Illinois State rules of the road. If registered by May 24, participants will receive a t-shirt. Online registration can be found at www.bikereg.com/loop-lake-shelbyville

This event coincides with National Get Outdoors Day, which encourages Americans to seek out healthy, active outdoor lifestyles, connect with nature, and embrace public lands. Loop Lake Shelbyville provides a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends.

For additional information, contact the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at (217) 774-3951 ext 2.

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