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Lincoln YMCA offers Prairie 55 Bike Ride during festival

A great family course offered

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[August 23, 2013]  Once again, the Lincoln YMCA is offering a bike ride event on Saturday during the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival. There are three great bike courses to choose from, and the Y is calling it the Prairie 55. That's because the three rides add up to 55 miles.

Chris Cicci, sports and activity director, said that this year the emphasis is on families riding together, and the 5-mile course that has been set through downtown is ideal for them.

There are also two great choices for the more experienced cyclist. For the fit cyclist, the 30-mile course is recommended. The 20-mile course will be a good workout. Both these courses offer great countryside scenery of northern Logan County, the town of Union, the covered bridge of Skunk Hollow and windmills.

There is a small fee of $10 for individuals and no more than $40 for a family. Snacks and drinks are provided.

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Cicci said it is important to get there early for sign-in.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, with the ride to begin at 8:30 a.m. from the YMCA Activity Center at 719 Wyatt Ave.

If you have questions about the ride, call the YMCA, 217-735-3915.


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