The Egyptian Theatre’s 6th annual “Ride Like an Egyptian” century bike ride will be held this Saturday, September 14, 2013. The recreational ride, which began in 2008 and benefits the theatre, attracts cyclists of all ages from throughout our region and the Midwest. Riders have the option of riding 25, 50, 75, or 100 mile loops throughout east-central DeKalb County and west-central Kane County, with the ride beginning and ending at the Egyptian Theatre at 135 N. 2nd St. in downtown DeKalb. Riders can begin anytime between 7 and 10 am and bike at their own pace; however, all routes will close at 4 pm.
The ride features a well-stocked central rest stop at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Maple Park. The Bike Haven of McHenry, IL will be providing tech support at the central rest stop.
Routes are clearly marked and rider-friendly integrated map/cue sheets will be provided. This year’s ride will again feature radio-dispatched SAG support courtesy of the Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club. North Central Cyclery of DeKalb will provide riders with pre-ride professional tech support during registration on the day of the event.
An end-of-ride meal will be provided for registered riders. Nonparticipating family and friends can purchase meal tickets for $5.00. Registration fees are now $30 for adults and $10 for youth 16 and under. Riders under 16 must ride with a participating parent or guardian. Riders may register online at www.egyptiantheatre.org, call the theatre for a registration form, or sign up or at the Egyptian Theatre the day of the ride between 7 and 10 a.m.
The ride goes on rain or shine. T-shirts featuring the ride logo are available in blue, green, pink or yellow for $10 before Sept. 1 or $12 after Sept. 1. Any adult rider that registers on or before Sept. 1 will receive a free 4″ x 4″ square bumper sticker featuring the ride logo. Stickers will also be available for sale at the event.
The Egyptian Theatre is operated by the Preservation of the Egyptian Theatre, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds from this benefit will be used for the ongoing programming, operation, maintenance, and preservation of the Egyptian Theatre. For more information, please call 815-758-1215 or visit their web site at www.egyptiantheatre.org.
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