The Nappanee community invites all bicyclists to join them for a memorial ride to remember those from the community who have died while bicycling to work. There are two stages to this event: 1) the six-mile memorial ride starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Summit Street entrance into Stauffer Park in Nappanee, and 2) prior to the memorial ride, the Nappanee Area Cycling Club (NACC) is hosting a longer Saturday morning ride of approximately 30 miles — starting at 7:00 a.m., also in Stauffer Park and then ending at the same location at 9:00 a.m.
The three bicyclists of the Nappanee/Wakarusa community who died were of the Amish faith. The Amish use bicycles as a primary means of transportation, year round, and are a leading example of the many utilitarian virtues of the bicycle. Many of the Amish Community will be participating in this ride. Come and support them. The community seeks to make bicyling safe.
The Nappanee Bike-to-Work Safely Committee is organizing the ride along with the Nappanee Chamber of Commerce and invites all Michiana area bicyclists to join them. For more information you may contact the chamber at (574) 773-7281 or e-mail email@example.com. You may also contact me at (574) 370-6192 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the memorial ride there will be light snacks and drinks offered along with cookies baked by the Amish community. July 11 is also “Embrace the Pace” celebration day for the town, sponsored by the Nappanee Chamber.
Directions: From the intersection of US 6 and SR 19 in downtown Nappanee, travel east to Summit Street, turn north, and travel to the park entrance. This is the staging area for the ride.
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