June Bicycle Weekend Update

Altogether, three events promise to make for a bicycle trifecta falling on the second weekend in June this year.

As previewed in our post of April 22, the Historic Riverton Century and Community Ride will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017, and culminate with the Historic Riverton Criterium, the now-classic bicycle race over residential streets on Sunday, June 11.

Rob Gusky organized the Historic Riverton Century Ride in 2014 and again in 2016. In each, riders bicycled about a hundred miles, ending up in Riverton the day before Carlos Rogers’ Historic Riverton Criterium.

Pinch hitting for Rob this year, who will stay home in Wisconsin for his daughter’s graduation, Cynergy Cycling Club instead will host several organized club morning distance rides of 15, 25, 35, 45, & 50 miles each, ending in Riverton. Cost: Cynergy Club Members $10; Non-Members $20 (includes lunch).

For complete information and registration form, visit cynergycycling.com. For day of the ride registration, meet in the National Casein parking lot at 7 am. From there, riders can exit on to Howard Street.

Later, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 Cynergy Cycling Club also will direct a free Bicycle Safety Rodeo for children ages 7-12 on the Riverton School blacktop. The clinic will teach children riding skills and precautions to take so they can ride a bicycle safely. No need to register.

At 3:45, the Community Ride, a family ride through Riverton, begins and ends at Riverview Estates on Bank Avenue.  Refreshments after ride.  All participants must wear a bicycle helmet. No need to register for Community Ride… just be on site.

Finally, the excitement of competitive cycling returns for the seventh time on Sunday, June 11, with Carlos Rogers’ Historic Riverton Criterium.  First started in 2011, the family-friendly event this year draws men and women athletes, amateur and pro, who will each vie for a share of the $3,500 cash purse.

As a result of Carlos’ efforts, the Historic Riverton Criterium has given over $25,000 to local charities and organizations so far! This year’s main beneficiary is the Bread of Life Food Pantry.

Carlos is doing a “Fill the Truck” food drive the day of the race. Bring non-perishable food items to support the Bread of Life Food Pantry.

Registration for the Historic Riverton Criterium is open now and sponsorship fundraising is underway. Keep up with the latest developments on the Historic Riverton Criterium Facebook page. – JMc

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John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

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