Join the Friends of Mammoth Cave for the fourth annual "Pedal for the Park" at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
The event begins at the Cave City Convention Center, and features three different bike routes through scenic rural terrain in and near Mammoth Cave National Park. The Cave City Convention Center, 502 Mammoth Cave St., is located about one mile from I-65, exit 53. On-site registration ($30) will begin at 7:00 a.m. To register in advance online ($30), visit: http://www.active.com/cave-city-ky/cycling/races/pedal-for-the-park-2015?int=. Route maps, created using MAPMYRIDE, are available on at https://www.facebook.com/mammothfriends.
All routes will begin and end at the convention center. The 12-mile loop is a family-friendly ride east of Cave City on roads that are not too busy or hilly, including Salem Church Road and Old Munfordville Road. The 45-mile route starts out with hills on Toohey Ridge Road and Park Ridge Road, and a SAG stop near the visitor center. After leaving the park at Park City, the second half of the ride is more open and rolling, and follows the homeward route of the 12-mile loop. The 77-mile route also starts on park roads, then heads north across the Green River Ferry, with SAG stops in Cub Run, Munfordville, and Horse Cave.
Pedal for the Park is a primary fundraising event for the Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park. One of the Friends' most important goals is to promote life-long fitness and healthy lifestyles through opportunities provided by Mammoth Cave National Park and the surrounding region.
Please visit us at https://www.facebook.com/mammothfriends and www.friendsofmammothcave.org, for more information about the ride and how you can become a Friend. The Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park, Inc., is a 501c3 nonprofit organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to fund projects and programs that protect and preserve natural and cultural resources, and enhance the visitor experience of Mammoth Cave National Park.
For more information on the event, contact Helen Siewers, Executive Director, Friends of Mammoth Cave, Inc., at firstname.lastname@example.org.