October 3, 2013 • 08:17:00 a.m.

Special Olympics Illinois to host 22nd annual Pumpkin Pedal Bike Tour


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ST. CHARLES – Special Olympics Illinois is gearing up for its 22nd Pumpkin Pedal Bike Tour on Sunday, Oct. 6 at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and bicyclists may start riding anytime between 7:45 and 10 a.m.

Bicyclists can choose to ride 10-, 20- or 28-mile routes on the Great Western Trail or a 40- or 65-mile road ride. The road ride route will be marked with arrows, and a map/cue sheet will be available. All routes will be cleared at 3 p.m.

Rest stops are provided throughout the route to give riders a chance to enjoy light refreshments.

Bicycling enthusiasts can register the day of the ride at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve.

There is a $30 registration fee, with all proceeds to benefit Special Olympics Illinois athletes. Online registration is available at Riders are also invited to attend a post-ride lunch that will begin at approximately 10:15 a.m. at LeRoy Oakes.

LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve is located at 37W370 Dean St. in St. Charles.

For information, call 630-377-7250 or email

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