LIMA — As the saying goes, you never forget how to ride a bicycle. The fifth annual Lima Roadrunners Bicycle Club’s Limaland Bicycle Tour begins at 8:15 a.m. Saturday at UAW Local 1219 Park, 1750 Bible Road, Lima.
“We have three routes, 25 miles, 40 and 65 miles that go over country roads to the east part of the county. We have rest stops out there and we have refreshments and we provide lunch if you ride 40 or 65 miles,” said Mark Droll, tour chairman of the Limaland Bicycle Tour.
Riders may sign up at www.teamroadrunners.org/limaland-bicycle-tour or sign up before the race beginning at 6:45 a.m.
The Limaland Bicycle Tour is a fundraiser for Team Roadrunners Bicycle Club, which is a non-profit club. The club also gives to charities.
“Last year we gave to the Wheelhouse Bicycle Cooperative, which refurbishes bikes and supplies bicycles for youth and individuals in need of a bike and transportation,” said Droll.
The club works hard to provide a nice, easy route for the riders to follow.
“We have good mapping and good routes that we mark on the roads. People don’t get lost. We have two drivers who drive the roads and make sure everyone is safe, or if they have a flat tire, they’ll fix the flat tire for them or haul them back to the start if they don’t want to keep going anymore. It’s a very safe way for people to get out there and maybe try to ride more miles than they normally would,” said Droll.
Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.