2023 ORCHARD COUNTRY BICYCLE TOUR
Family and Friends Get-It-In Gear Warm-Up Ride
WHEN AND WHERE
Tour takes place Sunday, May 21, 2023. You may start anytime between the hours of 7:00 am and 12:00 (CST). All riders must be off routes by 3:30 pm CST. The departure and finishing point for all three routes is the La Porte County Fairgrounds, located on the southwest edge of La Porte, IN directly adjacent to State Highway 2.
Rides are designed especially for those "warming-up" for the bicycling season...whether you wish to relax and tour the scenic areas of the city and county for approximately 16 miles or pick up your pace and ride a 63 mile route. An intermediate ride of 32 miles is also offered - or combine any routes you wish.
The pre-registration fee of $25.00 with pre-registration postmarked no later then May 16, 2023. (After May 16, $30)
DAY OF RIDE REGISTRATION
Day of ride cost is $30.00. Registration will be conducted until 12:00.
Special pre-registration fee for families of 3 or more is $50.00. Day of ride will be $60.00. A family consists of parents and their children only.
All registrants receive a map with route guide information, as well as snacks and drinks at all sag stops. Marked vehicles will be patrolling the route to assist those riders with breakdown problems. Please make sure your bicycle is in good working order.
Please obey all laws and regulations. Riders should wear bright clothing for general visibilty and safety. SAFETY HELMETS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Riders should make provisions for day of tour weather conditions.
T-Shirts are high quality and cost $20.00, XXL $24.00. (Adult sizes only) Include size on registration and include payments with registration fee. T-Shirts must be ordered by May 8th to guarantee availability on ride date. Shirts will be included in registration packet if ordered.
OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST
Our La Porte County Bikeway System offers several self-guided bike routes for your enjoyment. Many of these are through scenic and historical areas of the county. Feel free to ride these routes anytime. (If you'd like some additional information on these routes, please request this with your registration.) The La Porte area has numerous Antique Shops and Parks.
For further information, contact David Wolfe, Maple City Bicycling Club, P.O. Box 51, La Porte, IN 46352; Phone (219) 369-3978.
HOW TO ENTER
Fill out and sign registration form for each rider. Mail or deliver signed forms with entry fee to:
Maple City Bicycling Club
P.O. Box 55
La Porte, IN 46352
Pre-registration must be postmarked no later than May 16, 2023. INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE with application for return of confirmation.
Download our entry form below.
You may also register online at BikeReg.com/2023 Orchard Country Tour.