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Join us for a ride highlighted by a 1-1/2 hour walking tour of Valley of the Kings Sanctuary and Retreat (http://www.votk.org), where you'll not only get to see lions and tigers and bears (Oh my!), but you'll also get to feed them right through a chain link fence. You may choose a route of either 17 or 40 miles. Both routes include the tour of Valley of the Kings. The ride is entirely on paved roads. A map and cue sheet will be provided, allowing all riders to join, regardless of individual riding pace.
Valley of the Kings Sanctuary and Retreat (http://www.votk.org/) is a private, non-profit organization, dedicated to the rescue and refuge of abused, abandoned, injured and retired exotic animals. This facility is normally not open to the public and this rare exception is being made for our ride.
A $10 (per person) donation to Valley of the Kings is requested and will be collected during our tour.
Please print-out and fill-in the VOTK Waiver (http://files.meetup.com/886410/VOTK%20Waiver.pdf), the release form that we all need to sign before our tour of Valley of the Kings. Having this form filled-out and bringing it with you on the ride will be very helpful.
Click here for photos from a previous year's ride. (http://www.meetup.com/Wisconsin-Bicycling/photos/1078895/)
8:15 AM - Gather in parking lot of Sharon Community School. Sign-in and setup bikes.
8:45 AM - Sign-in closes. Review map and cue sheet and other ride announcements.
9:00 AM - Ride!
10:00 to 10:15 AM - Arrive, via bikes, at VOTK. Group introduction to VOTK. Turn-in VOTK waivers (see above) and $10 (per person) donations.
10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon - Walking tour of VOTK.
12:00 Noon - Begin riding again.
12:30 PM - Return to our starting point in Sharon. Stop for ice cream and other snacks and drinks.
For those who wish to ride some more, after we finish our snacks in Sharon, we will do another loop of about 23 miles out of Sharon to the town of Clinton, WI.
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