Loop Lake Shelbyville Bike Ride

Published April 12, 2021

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.


Ashley Florey

Release no. 21-036