tour on route for Aug. 4
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[July 05, 2007]
STANFORD -- The 11th annual Triangle of
Opportunity Bicycle Tour is scheduled for Aug. 4, from 7 a.m. to 3
p.m. The long route, 52 miles, will begin in Stanford and have rest
stops at Minier, Hopedale, Armington, Olympia School District 16 and
McLean. A short route, 17 miles, will begin in Stanford and have
rest stops at Minier and Olympia School District 16 before returning
Sign-in for the tour will be at Distinctive Affairs in Stanford.
Cyclists are also asked to check in there following the tour.
White arrows on the pavement will direct the participants while on
the routes. Support vehicles will patrol the tour routes to offer
assistance and rides to cyclists with problems.
Snack foods and drinks will be featured at each rest stop on the
tour. A light breakfast of doughnuts and coffee will be served at
the beginning, and a lunch-style meal will be provided to each rider
at the end of the tour, at Distinctive Affairs in Stanford.
Helmets are mandatory, and all children under the age of 15 must
be accompanied by an adult throughout the ride. Participants 18
years of age or younger must have an entry form signed by a parent
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Registration forms are available from Russell's Cycle & Fitness
in Washington or at Vitesse Cycle Shop in Normal, Ill. Registrations
can also be made by calling 217-648-2825. Participants from previous
tours will receive a registration form by mail. Tour registration
fee is $15 for individuals, and the family registration fee is $35.
Registration forms and fees may be mailed to Triangle of
Opportunity, PO Box 133, Minier, IL 61759.
The Triangle of Opportunity is a nonprofit organization that was
formed to promote the area between interstate highways 74, 55 and
155. Members of the organization are from Armington, Atlanta,
Danvers, Deer Creek, Mackinaw, McLean, Minier, Hopedale, Stanford,
Tremont, Mount Hope Township and Olympia School District 16. Through
cooperation between the member communities, the group promotes area
business and encourages growth while attracting visitors to the
[Text from file received from Bruce