There's still time to register for Fort Wayne's inaugural cycling event -- the Fort-4-Fitness Spring Cycle -- which takes place Saturday, May 26.
The Spring Cycle is set to be the premier cycling event in the Fort Wayne area and comes on the heels of the successful and popular annual Fort-4-Fitness Health Festival in September, which includes a Half-Marathon, 10K, 4-Mile Run/Walk, Kids Marathon and Seniors Marathon.
The event starts at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne and features a competitive route and a family fun tour of the city. The competitive "Tour de Fort Wayne" offers cyclists distances from 19.7 miles to 35.2 miles to the longest route at 45.25 miles. A casual three-mile family bike ride called Bike the Fort, will follow.
The event will also feature a mascot race, bike rodeo and a pro cycling Twilight Criterium event, a race from late afternoon to evening which features multiple short track, multiple lap, high speed events. Outside of the biking events, there will be fun and activities for the entire family during the day of the event, including food, merchandise vendors, information booths and attendance by local biking club members.
Registration is available online now through May 24, and starts at $20 per individual for the Tour de Fort Wayne. Act now as rates increase May 15. Fort-4-Fitness is a non-profit organization entering its fifth year of events, focusing on the promotion of health and fitness through an active lifestyle.
Previously a reporter at daily newspapers in Indiana and Ohio, Holly Hammersmith now works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In her spare time, Holly can be found running or practicing yoga. She also enjoys visiting local coffee shops and day tripping. Find Holly on Twitter @HFHammers and at http://hollyhammersmith.com.