The welcome mat will be out for bicyclists throughout the spectacular inaugural Fall Bike Celebration weekend (September 20-22, 2019) featuring a Ride with seven fantastic routes through the beautiful Southwest Michigan countryside centered in the charming Village of Vicksburg during the day on Saturday Sept. 21 plus a separate charity fundraising Awards & Recognition Dinner to honor and chat with those who have helped make our greater community even more bicycle friendly on Saturday evening, just by enjoying dinner with them (yup, Sept. 21)!

Signing up for the Fall Bike Celebration Ride and Awards & Recognition Dinner fundraiser is easy. Special online pricing is available through BikeReg, or pay in person on Ride day. Limited tickets will be available at the door at Dinner (we don't want to run out of food and drink).

But wait there's more! (Chuckle) Featured attractions in Vicksburg on Friday include a top-rated disc golf course, a fascinating a downtown historical lecture and walking tour of the 'mysterious'  Vicksburg Quilt Trail paintings, a preview of the massive entertainment/residential complex at The Mill, a Farmers Market with live music right next to the lovingly restored Vicksburg Historic Village, an Ice Cream Social, live musical entertainment at local brewery and if everything comes together as hoped (meaning someone enters and actually wins)‚ first-ever Public Bike Art Prize award, presented on Sunday.

We want you to join us and enjoy the ride of a lifetime going back in time during a weekend jam-packed with added features nestled in charming rural Southwest Michigan featuring routes you will never forget in support of bicycling and community-based charitable causes.

Your support and participation in this event will help feed kids who might otherwise go hungry through Generous Hands (a partner with Loaves and Fishes), deliver services to veterans, seniors and the disabled through South County Community Services and maintain the Chain Gang Memorial. Proceeds will help support eligible (501c3) riding clubs and the League of Michigan Bicyclists & Bike Friendly Kalamazoo's programs to boost safety, education and awareness building, not to mention give an oomph to the very concrete goal of increasing ridership and participation for bicyclists and cyclists of virtually all ages and abilities!

Date: September 21, 2019
Distances: 5, 24, 38, 71 miles
City, State: Vicksburg, Michigan
Start Location: Vicksburg Middle School
Start Time: 7:00 am
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