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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Friends of Lake Shelbyville are excited to be hosting the Loop Lake Shelbyville bike ride on Saturday, June 8th, 2024. All rides will start from the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center and will include options for a 30 mile, 48 mile or a 65 mile ride. Proceeds for the ride will benefit the Friends of Lake Shelbyville (FOLS). The FOLS provides education, historical interpretation, recreational and environmental improvements at Lake Shelbyville.

Loop Lake Shelbyville bike ride starts at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center. Rest stops will be provided every 10-13 miles for riders with water and snacks available. The 30 mile ride will take riders to Findlay, across Findlay Bridge, south toward Wolf Creek then across to Sand Creek Rd to Lithia Road and ferry across the lake at Lithia Springs. The 48 mile and 65 mile routes will loop Lake Shelbyville, ferry across the lake at Lithia Springs and head back to the Visitor Center. Check-in at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 8:00 a.m. Riders may start riding after they have checked in. Participants should plan their route to be back at the Visitor Center no later than 3:00 pm.

Requirements: Riders must be over the age of 14 years. If under the age of 18, riders must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All riders will be required to wear a helmet for the duration of the ride and obey all applicable Illinois State rules of the road. Online registration can be found at www.bikereg.com/loop-lake-shelbyville. To secure an event t-shirt registration must be submitted by May 17th. After that date no t-shirts are guaranteed.

This event coincides with National Get Outdoors Day, which encourages Americans to seek out healthy, active outdoor lifestyles, connect with nature, and embrace public lands. Loop Lake Shelbyville provides a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. For additional information, contact the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at (217) 774-3951 ext 2.

Release no. 24-023

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