Friday, June 8, 2012

Bike the Border 2012 - A Great Cycling Tour in North Dakota

Omaha Bikes is posting this announcement on behalf of Greg Yates of Bellevue, Nebraska:

I am a bicycling enthusiast in Bellevue and am helping the organizer of the "Bike the Border" bicycling tour spread the word to other cyclists/runners here in Nebraska.  Please forward/distribute this message to your members and customers to make them aware of this cycling tour.  If your bike shop has a bulletin board, please post a copy of this email or the home page from the tour's website listed below.

Event:  Bike the Border 3-day cycling tour
Dates: June 15-17
Location Bottineau, ND (north central part of the state) and surrounding towns - route changes every year
Tour Distance:  Approx 145-160 miles, depending on route option
Registration fee:  $75 (website's Registration Instructions details what is included)
Registration date:  Register by June 1, 2012, to ensure getting the t-shirt (you can also register later)

This biking tour (not a race) has been going on for about 10 years, normally has around 100 riders, and the organizers would like to increase registration up to 150 riders.  I did it in 2010 and 2011 and am registered to do it again next month.  The terrain is mostly flat and I have seen riders less than 10 years old and over 75 years old on the route, so it's meant as a recreational ride for anyone.  The event organizers and volunteers really do provide exceptional hospitality and there is usually a contingent of Canadians on the tour, and they are a very sociable group.

See the event's website (above) for detailed info that will answer the majority of your questions.  If the website info still leaves your question(s) unanswered, you can email event organizer Barb Otto at or myself, Greg Yates,  I have avoided including any attachments to this message in case your email messaging software program might erroneously perceive this message as spam.

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