Annual Tour de Pork rolls Saturday
The Tour de Pork, an annual bike ride to raise money for the Ohio River Greenway, will be Saturday beginning at Turtle Run Winery near Lanesville and running throughout Harrison County, encompassing Lanesville, New Middletown, Central and Corydon.
Motorists are urged to exercise caution as approximately 300 riders will be on the roads from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m. followed by the ride at 8:30.
Participants can choose between a 25- and 50-mile ride. SAG (support and gear) stops will be at the halfway point of both distances.
Online registration will close tomorrow (Thursday) at a cost of $30 per rider. If registering the day of the ride, the cost is $35.
Commemorative T-shirts will be given to riders (limited for day of registration participants), and a barbecue pork lunch with sides, drink and dessert will be provided after the race. Wine tasting by host Turtle Run also will be offered post-race.
Tour de Pork began in 2009 with 70 riders. In 2014, the draw was 300 with participants from Michigan and Tennessee joining in the benefit ride.
Supporting the Ohio River Greenway, the mission is to provide a common linkage between the communities of Jeffersonville, Clarksville and New Albany along the banks of the Ohio River and to promote a passive recreational environment for river access while allowing each community to construct riverfront amenities to enhance the overall project.
Once completed, the Ohio River Greenway will make the Ohio River accessible to bikers, walkers and commuters of Southern Indiana and Louisville. For more information on the Greenway, visit www.ohiorivergreenway.org.
For more information about Tour de Pork, including routes, and to register, visit online at tourdeporkride.com or Facebook.