Bike ride planned to benefit Plainfield riverfront project
By Madhu Mayer For The Herald-News August 14, 2012 10:12AM
Updated: September 21, 2012 6:06AM
PLAINFIELD — Those who enjoy taking bike rides in a country, scenic setting are in luck.
The Plainfield Riverfront Foundation will host Ride for the River on Oct. 14. The ride is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. at Plainfield Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport St.
The foundation, a charitable group, raises public awareness and funds to create a regional park, recreation, cultural and entertainment amenity along the DuPage River in downtown Plainfield. The foundation’s mission statement is “to stimulate interest, educate the community, collect ideas, and provide help and donations to benefit the development and maintenance of the Plainfield Riverfront.”
The 30-mile ride on country roads, which will feature energy/water stations, is sponsored in part by HomeTown Fitness in Plainfield. Riders must be at least 18 years old and the cost is $20 per person. Registration deadline is Sept. 20, and registering can be done by visiting www.plainfieldriverfront.org.
Trustee Paul Fay said he does not expect road closures for the event.
A bike enthusiast, Village Administrator Brian Murphy expects the event to draw a crowd.
“It is not a race, but it is ideal for people of different abilities,” Murphy said.
Fay hopes the ride becomes an annual event.