Join us on June 3, 2017 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the B&O Bicycle Tour. New this year, riders on all 4 routes will see the newly paved section of the trail including the bridge over White Lick Creek. In addition to the usual free lunch and live music, there will be a frozen treat for all riders. Choose the 10, 25, 45 or 62 mile ride through Hendricks County, Indiana. Registration includes lunch and live music after your ride. The Tour begins and ends in Williams Park, 940 South Locust Lane, Brownsburg, Indiana. Check-in begins 7:00 AM. Riders begin departing at 8:30 AM.
The first 300 riders to check in receive a free souvenir water bottle donated by A1 Cyclery. Gear Up Cyclery will be on hand to offer minor mechanical assistance before the ride. The B&O Bicycle Tour is not a race, all ability levels are welcome.
Advance registration is $25. Registration the day of the ride is $30.
Click HERE to register.
Click HERE for team entry form.
It was great to see everyone who came out I support of the B&O Trail for our annual meeting on Tuesday, March 7th at the Avon Town Hall. We gathered to hear from Brian Payne of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Brian spoke about creating a new vision for central Indiana as a follow-up to the bold vision that created the Cultural Trail downtown. An effort is underway now to develop a bold $100 million vision. Various "lens" will be used to measure and assess options for central Indiana. Could an extension of the B&O Trail into downtown Indianapolis be a part of that vision? That is the $100 million question but one that Brian says will be answered in the coming months. Our engagement and input on his group's efforts will be important. Thank you Brian for sharing your vision with the B&O Trail community.
In addition to hearing Brian speak, updates were provided by BOTA president Diana Virgil on 2016 construction projects and 2017 plans. Dave Mace and Steve Blacketer provided financial updates and newly elected HCTDA president Dave Jackson updated the crowd on the B&O Rotary Bell project from 2016. BOTA board member Richard Vonnegut from the Indiana Rails to Trails Council updated everyone on two key state bills currently working their way through the legislature which are important for the future of trails in Indiana. Those two bills are HB 1174 and SB 494. Contact your legislators and encourage them to support these two bills.