Riders have choice of four ride lengths

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Four freshly painted arrows at the Prairie Grass trail head point the way to the variety of rides available Saturday for the 11th annual Strawberry Festival ride. Riders can go short at 21 miles or long at 100 miles. In between are 44 miles and 62 miles respectively. Riders may start as early as 6:30 a.m.
Four freshly painted arrows at the Prairie Grass trail head point the way to the variety of rides available Saturday for the 11th annual Strawberry Festival ride. Riders can go short at 21 miles or long at 100 miles. In between are 44 miles and 62 miles respectively. Riders may start as early as 6:30 a.m.
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Pedal pushers awake!


It’s time to spin those sprockets on the Prairie Grass Trail for the 11th annual Strawberry Festival Ride. Cyclists with “the early bird gene” can start at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday.


Wayne Roberts, spokesman for Madison County Parks and Trails, said their goal is to send the last rider off at 8 a.m.


Riders have their choice on lengths of tours, from 21 miles, 44 miles, 62 miles (also a metric century) and 100 miles. The latter has a new route.


The 44-miler came about in response to the FMCPT’s survey of the event. According to the survey, cyclists want a distance between 21 and 62 miles.


All ride registrations are $25. Those who pre-register number around 50 Roberts said.


“That number will double the day of the event,” Roberts predicted.


The start of the rides are at the Prairie Grass trailhead, which is located behind the Madison County Senior Citizens Center at 280 W. High St. in London.


The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails will also have T-shirts available for purchase on the day of the tour for $15.00.


For additional information, go to the website: www.fmcpt.com/09-StrawberryFestival/09-Strawberry-2014.html.

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