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2014 Ferdinand Folk Fest Fondo Bicycle Ride
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
About This Activity
DC Multisport is excited to host its 2nd Annual Ferdinand Folk Fest Fondo September 20 - 21, 2014 - a bicycling event designed to entertain all levels of bicyclists. This tour of Dubois and neighboring Counties will be one to bring you back year after year to marvel at the rural landscapes, enjoy some of the smoothest county roads in the state, and partake in an abundance of FREE family-friendly activities to keep you entertained well into the evening. On Saturday, multiple routes will cater to a variety of interests and abilities. The two longer routes will begin at 8:30am (Eastern Time) & the 24 mile route will begin at 8:40am. One of the main features is a SAG stop at historic League Stadium and a pedal through the charming Victorian-styled business district in Huntingburg, Indiana. The 50 mile route briefly visits the city of Jasper, Indiana before turning southeast toward the small town of St. Anthony and putting your legs to the test on the increasingly difficult hills near the Ferdinand State Forest. The last 4.5 miles of the long route is NOT for the faint of heart - enjoy our road signage - we dare you!! A new addition in 2014 is a children’s ride taking place at 10am on Saturday. The 4.5 mile route will take the kids through the Town of Ferdinand with volunteers placed throughout the route assisting the kids. For any child under the age of 10 we ask that they be accompanied by an adult. Beginning at 8:30am on Sunday, a single route option will take adventurous spirits past the stunning St. Meinrad Archabbey, over some leg burning hills to the hidden town of Bristow, Indiana past the Hoffman Mill Covered Bridge (stop for a minute to read the Historical marker), through the perpetually festive town of Santa Claus (home to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari), and back to Ferdinand over lightly traveled undulating roads.
Three sag stops are positioned at convenient equipped, cycling-friendly locations along the routes both Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday Registration: 6:00am (Eastern Standard Time) at Forest Park High School Sunday Start: 8:30am (EST) at Forest Park High School Course Closure-All riders must finish route by 4:00pm (EST) BOTH days.