Events

Flat 50 Plus Bicycle Tour

  • June 21, 2014 at 7:00am until 5:00pm

Location: Belmont High School Decatur IN
Cost: $25

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The Flat 50 Plus Bicycle Tour

The Flat 50 Plus Bicycle Tour of 2014, organized by Adams County's Blazing Saddles Bicycle Club, is scheduled for June 21 with a 7am start at Bellmont High School.  The Flat 50 Plus, currently in its 24th year, offers five routes consisting of either 20, 30, 50, 62 and 100 miles throughout Adams County and the surrounding area.  This year The Flat 50 Plus has added two new elements, Strava segments and chip timing to all routes.          

Strava, popular with riders who have GPS enabled cycling computers or cellular devices that record their rides, allows riders to compare their performance against other riders in those same segments.  All Flat 50 Plus routes have at least one Strava segment, longer routes will have more segments. Each Strava segment will be marked with signs to clearly show the start and finish of each segment.  Chip timing allows all riders to see their elapsed time and  then compare their times with others who finish each route.  The routes for The Flat 50 Plus are relatively flat and free of auto traffic, which makes an excellent opportunity for riders to post personal best times if they put in the effort.

Another new and exciting element to this year’s Flat 50 Plus is the partnership with Allied Recreational Group (Fleetwood RV).  ARG’s sponsorship is a great fit as they are based locally, have a commitment to the Adams County community and a great love of outdoor recreation.  ARG is one sponsor for the Hincapie Development Cycling Team located in Greenville, SC.  Through their relationship The Flat 50 Plus is excited to announce that members of the Hincapie Development Cycling Team will be riding in The Flat 50 Plus this year and those who wish to ride with them will be able to.

For additional information and to pre-register please go to www.flat50plus.com.  2014 registration fees if you pre-register online by June 15 are, Adults (16 & older) $22, Youth (6-15) $7.50, 5 and under Free.  Mail-In and same day registration fees are: Adults $25, Youth $10, 5 and under Free.  Your registration includes on-site camping at Bellmont Pond, well marked scenic routes with varying distances, fully furnished SAG stops with drinks, food and restrooms, live bluegrass music at lunch and cold slushies at the finish.

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