Blueberry Bicycle Cruise

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About The Cruise

Registration for the 2017 Blueberry Bicycle Cruise is now open!

The Ancilla Alumni Association, in association with the annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival, will host a bicycle cruise  Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Plymouth, Indiana.

The event begins and ends at Menominee Elementary School, with riders departing beginning at daylight. Snacks and SAG stops are included in registration.

Routes will be available covering 31, 41 or 62 miles, and a special family tour of 16 miles to the Chief Menominee Monument. The cruise has won wide acclaim for being well organized and scenic with outstanding SAGs.

Wearing of an approved helmet is mandatory!

Registration is now open, take advantage to get the best rates!  For more information please call Emily Hutsell at (574) 936-8898 x. 355

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Registration and Payment

Online registration stops at noon Sept. 1. Feel free to sign up cash/check at Menominee Elementary, 815 Discovery Lane, Plymouth, Sat. Sept. 2, 2017.

On-line Registration Form

Blueberry Bicycle Cruise Registration and Payment

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Information about the Ride

The Ancilla Alumni Association, in association with the annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival, will host a bicycle tour 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 an approved helmet is mandatory!

Routes

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. government–an event remembered by the statue of Chief Menominee along the route.  A SAG will be located on the Menominee grounds.

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.

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 shine–be prepared with proper clothing. NOTE: Food/Drink/Fruit will be available at the SAG stops.

T-shirts

Blueberry Bicycle t-shirts are available for an early bird price of $10, or $12 at the event.

Blueberry Festival

Plymouth is the home of the annual Blueberry Festival conducted during the four-day Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 1-4).  After the BBC, enjoy more than 500 craft booths, 100 food booths, shows and 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 or visit the Blueberry Festival website at www.blueberryfestival.org.

Repairs

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.

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.

Questions

For more information, go to ancilla.edu/BBC or call Ancilla College at 574.936.8898×369 or email to emily.hutsell@ancilla.edu or write to the address on the registration form.

Emily Hutsell

Development & Alumni Relations Manager

BS Indiana State University

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C112C

emily.hutsellancilla.edu

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Todd Zeltwanger

Vice President of Development

B.S. Purdue University

345

C112A

todd.zeltwangerancilla.edu

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Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.