Early Registration Deadline Nears for Great Futures Family Bike Ride

By: Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Last Updated: April 16, 2013

DSC04421Are you looking for a fun, outdoor activity the whole family can enjoy? Then register today for the 2nd Annual “Great Futures Family Bike Ride”, hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. The “Great Futures Family Bike Ride” is a non-competitive ride that will take place on the family-friendly Prairie-Duneland Trail on May 11, 2013. The Ride is open to the entire community. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the ride begins at 8:30 a.m. at Countryside Park in Portage, IN (5250 U. S. 6) and the Duneland Trailhead in Chesterton (108 S. 15th Street).

The cost is $7.00 per rider ages 6 and up. Children ages 5 and under are free. Free t-shirts are available for the first 300 riders 6 and up who register by April 26, 2013. Registration will continue on-line until May 10, 2013 but t-shirts are not included. Join the fun and register on-line at www.bgcpoco.org. Helmets and close-toed shoes are recommended.

BGC-logo-newFree refreshment stations, maps, and rest areas will be available along the trail. Free bike safety checks and helmet fittings are provided in the Community Areas at both the Portage and Chesterton check-in locations. Kids will enjoy the special appearances by Rusty the Railcat and Scrappy the Turtle.

Aqua Indiana is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2nd Annual “Great Futures Family Bike Ride”. Oil &Go and Northern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) are pleased to be Club Sponsors of the event as well.

For more information on the 2nd Annual “Great Futures Family Bike Ride”, contact Cathie Dull at 219-464-7282 x 235 or visit www.bgcpoco.org.

Proceeds from “Great Futures Family Bike Ride” will benefit the programs of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. Serving youth since 1971, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County provide programs for nearly 5,000 boys and girls ages 5-18 in the areas of academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County has Club sites located in Valparaiso, South Haven, Chesterton and Portage.

For more information on membership, volunteer opportunities or to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, please contact your local Club, call (219) 464-7282 or visit www.bgcpoco.org. Great Futures Start HERE.