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Louisiana Hills & Hollows Bike Tour

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Saturday 27 May 2017, 08:00am - 05:00pm
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2017 Louisiana Hills and Hollows Bicycle Tour

May 27, 2017 (Memorial Day weekend)

St. Francisville, Louisiana

 

This fully-supported cycling event offers bicyclists of all ability levels a wide array of marked routes through Louisiana’s premiere hill country, including a 10-mile fun ride, 36, 45 and 65 mile routes, and even an off-road venue. Come and experience the backroads of scenic West Feliciana Parish as you pedal your way under the shade of century-old live oaks, navigate its big hills and deep hollows, leisurely steer your way past beautiful pastoral scenes and traverse the sandy creeks over low-water bridges. The tours will start and end at the magnificent West Feliciana Sports Park, which is also home to “The Beast”, Louisiana’s foremost off-road biking trail, for those mountain bikers desiring to  experience 6.5 miles of bone-rattling fun.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Francisville, the proceeds from the “Louisiana Hills and Hollows Bicycle Tour” will serve to benefit the “Keep West Feliciana Beautiful” organization for use in their fight against litter, as well as support West Feliciana Parish Parks and Recreation’s master plan to promote cycling in the area among other charitable endeavors.

The entry fee of $40 per rider includes a custom event t-shirt, water bottle, and a delicious post-ride meal complete with liquid refreshments including beer. After May 18th, the cost of registration increases to $50. Conveniently located rest stops will feature snacks, sports drink, water and restrooms. SAG support and route maps with cue sheets will be available and route signage will be in use.  Law Enforcement and EMS personnel will also be on hand to provide traffic control and render medical assistance. The Tour is not intended to be a race, but rather an enjoyable recreational experience in which to have fun with family and friends while supporting a great cause.

SNELL or ANSI approved helmets are required for all participants, and all entrants must be at least 12 years of age. Participants under the age of 18 will require the written consent of their Parent(s) or Legal Guardian and children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Registration can be completed online through www.eventbrite.com/e/louisiana-hills-and-hollows-bicycle-tour-tickets-31889554516, or by way of the attached mail-in registration form. Checks should be made payable to: Rotary Club of St. Francisville, and mailed to:  Rotary Club of St. Francisville, Attn: Hills and Hollows, P. O. Box 2059, St. Francisville, Louisiana 70775

Day-of-event registration will begin at 6:30 am at The West Feliciana Sports Park, 10226 West Feliciana Parkway, located off of U.S. Hwy. 61, immediately north of St. Francisville. The tours will commence as follows: 65 mile – 8:00 am; 45 mile – 8:30 am; 36 mile – 9:00 am; 10 mile fun ride – 10:00 am; “The Beast” off-road trail (not for the faint at heart) will be open to registered mountain bikers from 8:30 am – 12 noon.

Visit us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/SFRotarycycling2017

For additional information, please contact Kevin Dreher by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at (225) 721-1120

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