About This Event
LOCATION AT WICKER PARK PAVILION!
Ride Rain or Shine! Check-in begins at 10:30 am at the Wicker Park Pavilion. The bike ride will start promptly at 11am and is expected to last at least 60 minutes. Cookout lunch will begin after riders return. Safety for all participants is the prime concern for everyone. Obey all traffic laws and regulations because the bike route is not a closed course. The course will be open to vehicle traffic on the roads. We suggest using bike helmets, water bottles and wearing light clothing for general visibility and safety. Be safe—Be seen! Get your bike in perfect mechanical working order. We will provide a well-marked route, but it is up to YOU to obey the rules of the road. For your own safety as well as the safety of the cyclists, remember to stop at stop signs, yield right of way and stay to the right (single file). Highland and Griffith Police will be available to assist cyclists crossing major intersections. After the ride Lunch will be provided by Texas Corral and music will be provided by 219 Productions at the registration site. (You must be wearing the wrist band to receive food). Friends and families may join you for lunch for $5 (they will be given a wrist band upon payment). **Children under 10 may be registered at the event for $5.
The Bike Route
This is a chance for residents to enjoy a day of bicycling through our hometowns. This is not a race or a test of stamina. It is intended all participants ride the tour in a safe and intelligent manner. You should be in good physical shape and able to bicycle 8 miles or 10 miles. (>) From the Wicker Park Pavilion head south and follow the Wicker Park bike/walking path around the park to the east side to the bike tunnel that goes under Indianapolis Blvd. and connects to the bike trail. Turn right and the bike trail south to Grand Blvd., turn right onto Gordon Drive, to Norman, turn right onto the detour to LaPorte, turn right to Henry Street turn left to Garfield, turn right and get back on bike trail. Follow the bike trail through downtown and past Highland High School to 45th Avenue. >) For the 10.7 Mile Ride continue to Broad Street in Griffith, turn around and back on the bike trail to Wicker Park. For the 7.6 Mile Ride turn around at 45th Avenue and continue back on the bike trail to Wicker Park.
All participants in this event will get a cookout lunch sponsored by Texas Corral and a free Tour de HighlandGriffith drawstring bag. One item and lunch per participant. The option to purchase a $10 Tour de HighlandGriffith t-shirt will be available. There will also be a chance to enter a raffle to win a bicycle. Tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20. Raffle will be drawn during lunch.
REGISTRATION PACKET PICK UP
You may pick up your lunch wristband and Tour de HighlandGriffith drawstring bag at the HighlandGriffith Chamber table at Wicker Park Pavilion at 10:30 am on Saturday, June 3. One wristband and item per participant. Spectators may purchase a lunch wristband for $5. Those who register by 6/1/2017 will be guaranteed a Tour de HighlandGriffith drawstring bag. No second orders will be made for extra items. Day of sign ups will be available. Cost will be $20 and will include the bike ride and lunch, but may not include the Tour de HighlandGriffith drawstring bag(limited quantity available).
There will be no gear check available. The Chamber is not responsible for lost, stolen, or left behind items.