The third annual Five in 50 starts in Rushville and includes 12-mile, 24-mile, and 50-mile routes. The 50-mile route will take bicycle riders through five historic covered bridges and five additional Rush County towns (Milroy, Moscow, Gowdy, Homer and Arlington).
The ride starts at the beginning of the Willkie Days Parade. Support and Gear (SAG) stops will be located in each town on the 50-mile route as well as at each covered bridge.
The event is designed as a tourism opportunity to promote local businesses while encouraging active living and physical fitness in Rush County. The ride will showcase the beauty of Rush County and its historic covered bridges.
Following the ride, participants and guests are invited to attend the free â€œLive at the Leveeâ€ concert at the Rushville Riverside Park Amphitheater featuring 'Electric Avenue "80's MTV Experience."
Community members are invited to cheer on riders throughout the course, and riders will have the opportunity to vote on the town that demonstrates the best of Rush County hospitality after the ride.
Proceeds from the ride will be directed to the Rush County United Fund https://www.rcuf.org and for the preservation of the Rush County Covered Bridges and other historical sites.
- Date: September 18, 2021
Distances: 12, 24, 50 miles
City, State: Rushville, Indiana
Start Location: Rushville Elem. School, 401 W. 16th St.
Start Time: 10:00 am
Online Information: http://www.willkiedays.com/