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Sign Up Now for Amish Country Bicycle Tour in September

Staff Writer

The 38th annual Amish Country Bicycle Tour, sponsored by the Decatur Bicycle Club, has been scheduled for Saturday, September 16, starting in downtown Arthur. The beautiful ride takes bikers through the largest Amish community in Illinois. The event will feature four (4) loops of various distances between 10 and 30 miles. Participants may ride as many or as few as they like. Terrain is flat to rolling, and appropriate for all riders and bicycle type. Helmets are required.

Enjoy quiet backroads, where horse-drawn buggies and cottage industries are numerous. A central rest stop, located at the start/stop point, will offer snacks, fruit and drinks.

Registration site/start/finish will be at the Arthur Community Building, 120 E. Progress, Arthur. Registration opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 10 a.m. Ride times supported between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Ride is held rain or shine. No Refunds Allowed!

Register early for best price. Forms are available at the Arthur Community/Tourist Building or United Church of Atwood. NO credit card payments accepted at day of registration. Make checks payable to Decatur Bicycle Club, Inc. For additional information e-mail: with attention to Dorothy Miller, Ride Coordinator, or

Be sure and sign up by August 30 for the lower cost. Higher cost after August 30.

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