VICKSBURG, MI — A Kalamazoo-area bicycling group will host a collection of occasions this weekend within the close by neighborhood of Vicksburg.

Bike Pleasant Kalamazoo hosts the Fall Bike Celebration in Vicksburg, and throughout Southwest Michigan, from Sept. 17-19. The nonprofit’s said mission is to assist make their whole neighborhood bicycle-friendly by means of collegial motion, grants, information-sharing and extra.

Registration for Sunday’s massive bike tour begins at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 19, and closes at midday. All routes will likely be well-marked; water, meals, snacks, and treats will likely be at key places. Route maps and cue sheets may also be supplied.

On Saturday morning, riders, walkers, and donors can assist taking part charities within the Experience For A Purpose multi-charity bikeathon, positioned on the Vicksburg Pavilion. At evening, an open-air stay profit live performance will function rock, blues, bluegrass and nation music by native band AMP.

The weekend’s festivities may also embrace the announcement of the winners of the group’s public bike artwork competitors, who’re within the operating for money prizes totaling $1,750.

On Sunday, cyclists taking part within the celebration can bike a longer-distance tour that passes by the Vicksburg Quilt Path work.

“We welcome cyclists and everybody who participates in any of the points of interest in the course of the Fall Bike Celebration,” Vicksburg Village President Invoice Adams mentioned. “We admire the assist of the Vicksburg Basis, beneficiant sponsors and fantastic in-kind supporters in making this nice fall-bicycling-oriented weekend potential.”

For extra particulars and instructions to the occasions, go to Bike Pleasant Kalamazoo’s web site. Here’s a take a look at the schedule for the weekend:

Friday, Sept. 17.

  • Free Disc Golf – Close by Sundown Lake, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Free Disc Golf clinics – Sponsored by Okay’Aces Disc Golf’s Larry Labond on how one can play, from 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Open Play – Supplied at Vicksburg’s Disc Golf Course, within the coronary heart of Vicksburg’s Recreation Space, 12538 S. Sprinkle Street
  • Vicksburg Historic Village – From 1-5 p.m. on each Friday and Sunday, the Vicksburg Historic Village will provide views of historic artifacts in regards to the rural village positioned at 300 N. Richardson St.
  • Vicksburg Farmers Market – From 2-6 p.m., all are welcome to cease by for farm-fresh choices, 300 N. Richardson St.
  • Growing the Secure Passing of Bicyclists Webinar – From 4-5 p.m., Western Michigan College’s Ron Van Houten will current analysis on rising consciousness for cyclists. Van Houten will communicate on a latest research on Michigan and Tennessee; displaying that enforcement, training, and suggestions can enhance bicycle-passing distance.

Saturday, Sept. 18.

  • Experience for a Purpose: Multi-Charity Bikeathon – From 9 a.m. to midday, greater than 15 charities will assist their causes in the course of the bikeathon. On this “quick course” social bicycling occasion, contributors will begin and finish on the Vicksburg Group Pavilion.
  • Apple Titties Ice Cream Parlor – On Saturday and Sunday, cyclists could have the chance to seize a cyclist-sized cone on the shores of Sundown Lake, 220 W. Prairie St.
  • Vicksburg Quilt Path: Digital / Reside Presentation – From 1-2 p.m., anybody can be part of the visible presentation to study in regards to the cultural and historic historical past of the 2 dozen, massive work.
  • Digital tour of The Mill at Vicksburg venture — From 2:30 p.m. till 2:45 p.m., Anybody is welcome to tag alongside on a digital tour of the $80 million renovations deliberate on the mill web site, 300 W. Freeway St.
  • Lions BFK Reside Profit Live performance: AMP! – The Vicksburg Lions Membership and Bike Pleasant Kalamazoo will host a stay profit live performance on the Vicksburg Group Pavilion. Beer and wine can be found for buy. The gate opens at 6:15 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m.
  • BFK’S Public Bike Artwork Competitors Award Ceremony – Through the Profit Live performance intermission, BFK’s Award Ceremony will distribute $1,750 in juried money prizes supplied to artists in July.

Sunday, Sept. 19.

  • Fall Bike Celebration Tour – From 7:30 a.m. to five p.m., all routes begin and end at Vicksburg Historic Village, 300 N. Richardson St. in Vicksburg.
  • Clear-up and shut – Starting at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Most occasion actions are free, however some require waivers and require youngsters to be accompanied by an grownup. Extra data and the newest updates on the occasion may be discovered at www.fallbikecelebration.org/schedule/.

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