Sleepy Bear Twilight Ride – August 11

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The first annual Sleepy Bear Twilight Ride on Sunday, August 11th was a success. The event, sponsored by Cherry Republic and Friends of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, brought in over $2,000 in donations to support operations of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.  About 190 riders of all ages rode the trail with glow-stick necklaces and ate Cherry Republic snacks at a Glen Haven stop. The biggest indication that the ride was a success is that everybody was smiling and laughing along the trail. When asked if they were having a good time, everyone said “YES” and “THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS”!

The non-competitive ride began at Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor and refreshments were provided at the half-way point of the ride in Glen Haven.  Registration started at 7:30, and riders could start as soon as registered. The 22 volunteers that worked at the event kept everybody safe, and really were the key to making the ride a success. Thank you for riding in support of the trail!

Next year’s Sleepy Bear Twilight Ride will be held on Sunday, August 10, 2014 with registration beginning at 7:00 PM.

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