Bike ride set to come through county on Aug. 4
By Isabela Rzeznik
Back again after a two year pause, the Covington Century Ride kicks off in Covington at 7:30 a.m. from the Newton Conference Center on Saturday, Aug. 4 and will be rolling through part of Morgan County. From beginner to avid cyclist, this ride is a healthy way to experience the beautiful scenery, get exercise and benefit three different causes, Newton Trails, Hometown Animal Rescue and Pound Puppies N’ Kittens. The ride is sponsored by the Southern Bicycle League.
“It’s a great way for people to get their feet wet,” said Charlotte Kuehn, ride director, on people who would like to start cycling. This is an event for amateurs to experienced cyclists, with four distance options, 13 miles, 30 miles, 62 miles and 100 miles. SAG (support and gear) vehicles and rest stops services will be available for registered riders. James Troutman, a teenager from Rutledge, will be serving cold water at the official water stop in Rutledge and The Caboose will provide sandwiches. For more information on routes and registration, visit www.covingtoncenturyride.com.
After the ride, cyclists can cool off at the Newton Conference Center and win door prizes and enjoy the expo that will be there. Ride participants will be adhering to safety instructions including wearing helmets. Riding in rows of three or four is discouraged, so remember that Georgia law requires that drivers give cyclists a three foot space. The ride will still be on if it rains so remember, stay safe and share the road!
Printed in the July 19, 2012