For Immediate Release:
12 April 2021
Release No.: 21-06
Loop Lake Shelbyville Bike Ride
Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Friends of Lake
Shelbyville are excited to be hosting the Loop Lake Shelbyville bike ride on
Saturday, June 12th, 2021. The event was cancelled last year due to
COVID-19, therefore dust off your bicycles and join us for a fun ride! All
rides will start from the Lake Shelbyville Visitor and will include options
for a 22 mile, 34 mile, 48 mile or a 65 mile ride. Proceeds for the ride
will benefit the Friends of Lake Shelbyville (FOLS). The FOLS provides
education, historical interpretation, recreational and environmental
improvements at Lake Shelbyville.
Loop Lake Shelbyville bike ride starts at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor
Center. Rest stops will be provided every 10-13 miles for riders with water
and snacks available. The 22 mile ride will take riders to Findlay and back
to the Visitor Center. The 34 mile route will take riders toward Coon Creek
and Lone Point Recreation Areas then to Findlay and back to the Visitor
Center. The 47 mile and 65 mile routes will loop Lake Shelbyville, ferry
across the lake at Lithia Springs and head back to the Visitor Center.
Check-in at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends
at 8:00 a.m. Riders may start riding after they have checked in.
Participants should plan their route to be back at the Visitor Center no
later than 3:00 pm.
Requirements: Riders must be over the age of 14 years. If under the age of
18, riders must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All riders will be
required to wear a helmet for the duration of the ride and obey all
applicable Illinois State rules of the road. If registered by May 21st
participants will receive a t-shirt! Online registration is required and
can be found at www.bikereg.com/loop-lake-shelbyville
This event coincides with National Get Outdoors Day, which encourages
Americans to seek out healthy, active outdoor lifestyles, connect with
nature, and embrace public lands. Loop Lake Shelbyville provides a great
opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. For
additional information, contact the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at (217)
774-3951 ext 2.