|5th annual Rally Point River Ride set|
|Friday, July 26, 2013 12:00 AM|
LIMA — The Rally Point River Ride will be held Aug. 10. Start times vary: 7 to 9 a.m. for 100- and 50-mile riders and 9 to 11 a.m. for 20-mile riders.
The fifth annual Rally Point River Ride is ready for this year’s ride. Many families with young children come to participate in the 20-mile ride that is based off the Rotary River Walk in Lima. Young bikers and parents with trailers take off from Ottawa Metro Park for a 10-mile ride to Heritage Park in Shawnee. There they can cool off with refreshments and even play at the park for a spell. Then simply jump back on the path and return to Ottawa Metro Park for live music, great food and children’s activities. This year there will be face painting, goody bags and games for children.
The 20-mile ride is designed for families to enjoy riding together as well as seeing the parks. Be sure to bring your own bikes. The cost is $30 per rider or $75 per family (which includes up to five lunches and two T-shirts). Prices increase $5 after Aug. 3. All proceeds from the Rally Point River Ride go to support the Rally Point Youth Center of Lima
For riders that want more of a challenge there is a 50 and 62.5 mile ride as well.
Riders will receive a free T-shirt, lunch, snacks, entertainment and recovery massage from the students at the Therapeutic Institute of Massage. For more information, go online at www.rallyup.org.