27th Annual Blueberry Bicycle Cruise
The Ancilla Alumni Association
, in association with the annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival, will host a bicycle tour on Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Plymouth, Indiana. Routes will be available covering 31, 41, 62 miles, and a special "family" tour of 16 miles to the Menominee Monument. The tour has won wide acclaim for being well organized and scenic with outstanding SAGs.
Wearing of an approved helmet is mandatory!
Menominee Elementary School
Bicycle Cruise 2017 Pictures
Your ride/registration begins at 6 a.m. at Menominee Elementary School, 815 Discovery Lane, Plymouth. The Culver Academies and the picturesque town of Culver are on the route with a SAG at the Culver Depot. Our tour winds through the Twin Lakes area, starting point of the infamous Trail of Death. The Potawatomi Indian tribes populating the region were forcibly relocated to the west by the U.S. governmentan event remembered by the statue of Chief Menominee along the route. A SAG will be located on the Menominee grounds.
Plymouth is the home of the annual Blueberry Festival conducted during the four-day Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 1-4). After the BBC, enjoy the more than 500 craft booths, more than 100 food booths, shows and athletic events at Centennial Park. The festival annually attracts more than 500,000 people and you are invited to remain and enjoy a festive day or weekend. Camping is available at the Argos 4-H fairgrounds. For cost and reservation information, contact Kevin Holland at (574) 936-9154.
Safety and Responsibility
Riders must sign a waiver on the registration form before starting. Riders under 18 must have a parent or guardian signature. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. All riders will be asked to sign in at the end of the ride.
BBC Entry Fee
The cost of the BBC is $20 per person before Aug. 18, 2017, and $25 per person after Aug. 18. The maximum fee for families (parents & children under 18 only please) is $35, ($55 after Aug. 18). The cost includes refreshments, SAG stops, a map of the route with emergency numbers. Sorry, refunds will NOT be made after the application is accepted. Make all checks payable to: Ancilla College, P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513.
Blueberry Bicycle t-shirts are available for an early bird price of $10, or $12 at the event.
Starting Point and Time
Menominee Elementary is the starting point for the BBC. Registration begins at 6 a.m. EDT and continues until 11 a.m. Riders may leave at 7 a.m. Those on the 62-mile (100 Km) route must depart by 10 a.m. We ask that all riders be off the routes by 4 p.m. The BBC will be held rain or shinebe prepared with proper clothing. NOTE: Food/Drink/Fruit will be available at the SAG stops.
Tire inflation and mechanical assistance at Menominee Elementary and Culver Depot is provided. Traveling SAGs will be available-we ask that your bike be in good condition and that you be prepared to handle your own minor repairs, such as flat tires.