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Pumpkin Pedal benefiting Special Olympics (Public Event)

40 & 65 Road Ride option OR 10, 20 & 28 mile trail rides

Besides the fun you’ll have and the great people you’ll meet, you’ll be riding to help Special Olympics athletes. Your entry will support year-round training for Illinois athletes with intellectual disabilities.

All you have to do is bring your bike, your family, your friends and pedal!!
We’ll take care of the rest! You’ll find:
1. Rest stops with snacks
2. Emergency mechanical support
3. A delicious post-ride meal at Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. A vegetarian option will be available.

Join the fun of the Pumpkin Pedal!! This year’s 10, 20 & 28 mile trail rides will be entirely on the Great Western Trail. The 40 & 65 Mile Road Rides will be on roads but will utilize the same rest stops as the trail ride. They will all begin and end at Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve on Dean St. just west of Randall Rd. in St. Charles. This is a wonderful ride for families and serious

If you pre-register to ride with 5 or more team riders, you will all receive long-sleeved t-shirts. Suggestion: wait until there are 5 people who have RSVP'd YES to this ride, then register under our Team Name....Lake County Bicycle Group. When registering you must designate that you are a team rider and include the team’s name - Lake County Bicycle Group. Without the team name on your registration, we won’t know you are a team rider and you won’t receive a long-sleeved t-shirt.

Complete and return the entry form by September 27th and receive your Pumpkin Pedal T-shirt (short sleeve) on the day of the ride.

EVENT DAY – The start and finish for all the distances is Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles. It is located on Dean St. just west of Randall Rd. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and riders may start anytime between 7:45 a.m. and 10:00. The course will be cleared at 3 p.m. This event will take place rain or shine. If cancellation of the event is warranted due to dangerous weather condi- tions, announcements will be made event day at the event site. A post ride meal will be served from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A vegetarian option will be available.

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