Ride for the Mounds 2017

The 3rd Annual Ride for the Mounds was a great success!

Over 130 people enjoyed a beautiful fall day at our 3rd annual Ride for the Mounds at Canoe Country in Daleville. The riders, our partners and sponsors were treated to a delicious post ride meal from Muncie’s Downtown Farm Stand, a raffle with extra nice prizes, great music by the Hammer and the Hatchet, and a campfire jam led by members of the White River Folk and Bluegrass Club.   Thanks to all who came out to ride in support of the Mounds Greenway, and we look forward to seeing you at next year’s ride!

Read the Anderson Herald-Bulletin story on the Ride here.

Thanks again to all of our fantastic sponsors!


 

Join the Hoosier Environmental Council for a bicycle adventure –the 3rd Annual Ride for the Mounds (Greenway)!

Starting and ending at Canoe Country in Daleville, ride along scenic country roads roughly following the course of the free flowing West Fork White River near potential routes of the Mounds Greenway. See for yourself the existing trails, parks, hardwood forests and wetlands, and historic resources that the Mounds Greenway seeks to conserve and connect.

WHO:

Anyone who wants to show their support for HEC’s Mounds Greenway Plan to connect Muncie to Anderson, and ultimately, Indianapolis, while preserving the free flowing White River

WHAT:

A scenic bike ride to support the Mounds Greenway, a post-ride party and optional camping

Check out the Ride for the Mounds 2017 Agenda!

Post-ride events begin around 4 PM and include:

  • Food from the Downtown Farm Stand Deli in Muncie
  • Updates on the Mounds Greenway
  • Raffle drawing
  • Partner nonprofit organizations’ display tables
  • Live music from American Roots duo The Hammer and The Hatchet
  • End the night with a group Bluegrass Jam open to everyone hosted by the White River Folk and Bluegrass Club
  • Camaraderie and optional camping along our White River (Camping will be primitive tent camping along the river at Canoe Country. There will be access to Canoe Country’s restroom facilities. You will need to bring a tent and any other necessary items — sleeping bag, pillow, cot, etc.)

WHEN:

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 (check-in begins at 11:00 AM)

3 routes for all skill sets with staggered start times:

45 mile ride departs at 12:30 PM

  • SAG stop at Greenway 500 Bike Shop right across the street from the Medford Trailhead on the Cardinal Greenway
  • 45 mile ride route map
  • Will be marked with orange arrows

25 mile ride departs at 1:45 PM

  • SAG stop at Kirk’s Bike Shop in Muncie (off the corner of Jackson and Walnut)
  • 25 mile ride route map
  • Will be marked with yellow arrows

15 mile ride departs at 2:15 PM

  • Mobile support provided by Pro Bikes, Ltd.
  • 15 mile ride route map
  • Will be marked with green arrows

If you’d like downloadable GPS files, email Michael Popa.

WHERE:

All rides start and finish at Canoe Country in Daleville: 6660 S Co Rd 900 W, Daleville, IN 47334

REGISTER NOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN:

(each ride registration includes one raffle ticket)

***Additional raffle tickets will be for sale at the event. (1 for $5 or 5 for $20)

To purchase additional tickets, please bring cash or a debit card.

Raffle tickets may not be purchased with credit cards.***

ADDITIONAL RIDE DETAILS:

  • The 45 and 25 mile routes will include fully stocked SAG stops. The 15 mile route will be covered by mobile SAG provided by Pro Bikes, Ltd.
  • Pro Bikes, Ltd. will be on hand doing equipment checks and selling tubes, repair tools, and other small items.
  • Please be sure to arrive with at least 30 minutes before your ride is scheduled to start to unload your bike, check in, and get fueled up with free snacks and drinks.
  • The first 20 people to register get a free, reusable water bottle from Kirk’s Bike Shop!

REGISTRATION OPTIONS: Online registration has closed but on-site registration is still available.

  • Ride Registration: $20
  • Non-rider (After party only–includes food and live music!): $10


Don’t forget to buy a limited edition, 100% organic cotton Mounds Greenway t-shirt the day of the ride for $20 at the registration table!  T-shirts are available in women’s cut (bluish grey) or men’s cut (maroon), and will soon be your new favorite t-shirt!


 

A big thank you to our 2017 Ride for the Mounds sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors

Canoe Country (Daleville)
Greenway 500 Bike Shop (Muncie)
Pro Bikes, Ltd. (Daleville)
Downtown Farm Stand (Muncie)
Bicycle Garage Indy (Indianapolis)

Nonprofit Partners

Heart of the River (Anderson)
Bike Muncie
Red-Tail Land Conservancy (Muncie)
Robert Cooper Audubon (Muncie)
League of Women Voters (Muncie)
White River Watchers (Anderson)
Muncie-Delaware Clean and Beautiful (Muncie)

Ride for the Mounds Supporters

Kirk’s Bike Shop (Muncie)
Park Place Arts (Anderson)
White River Shiatsu (Anderson)
Jackrabbit Coffee (Anderson)
Whole Foods (Carmel)
Piazza Produce (Indianapolis)
Inovateus Solar

 


Questions? Contact HEC Outreach Associate Michael Popa at mpopa@hecweb.org.