Pedals and helmets at the ready on Sunday

August 10, 2012 by  

The ‘I Scream for Ice Cream Bike Ride’ gets underway this Sunday, August 12, at The Cyclery and Fitness Center on Troy Road in Edwardsville, Illinois. Registration begins at 7:30 am followed by the bike ride at 9:00 am.

The ride takes place in the countryside along the roadways and trails of Madison County. This cycling accomplishment consists of a 22-mile, 33-mile, or 42-mile race. The terrain for this event is fairly flat, with the occasional rolling hills, but no large hills to climb. Taking in the scenic vistas along the way, there will be a stop scheduled at Annie’s Frozen Custard, where cyclists can enjoy some delicious and nutritious food of their choice.

All rides are scheduled on low-traffic streets and riders are reminded that helmets are mandatory in order to participate. Like many of the clubs other rides, this is socially-oriented and geared around food and eating en route. All riders are provided maps and the ride is clearly marked on the roadways in bright pink. It starts and ends in the same location.

The Cyclery and Fitness Center, which was started in 1996 by Tom Yarbrough and today serves approximately 10,000 cyclists, are the sponsors of this bike ride and poster printing and flyer printing may have been used to advertise and promote this ride to members and non-members of this community. Registration is $8 for members, $13 for non-members, and $3 for kids under 10 if accompanied by an adult. For more information on this rain-or-shine event, please visit The Cyclery and Fitness Centers website.