19th Biking with Beanzie Bicycle Ride on July 16

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DEKALB — Kishwaukee Kiwanis invites you to DeKalb, Illinois on Sunday, July 16 – now officially recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community – for the 19th annual Biking with Beanzie Bicycle Ride.
The City of DeKalb is the home of a summer biking adventure. Founded in 1969, the Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb, presents its 19th Biking with Beanzie Bicycle Ride on Sunday, July 16. The Beanzie ride is co-sponsored by KishHealth System, now part of Northwestern Medicine.  
Beanzie is a family friendly, recreational ride with varying distances to suit the novice to the experienced rider.  The Beanzie ride is well organized and supported by Kishwaukee Kiwanis, our local Kiwanis Family (the Key Club and the AKtion Club), and partnering service groups (4-H).  
Participants are encouraged to register early: either online or by mail. Registration also is available for walk-ups the day of the event.  You can choose a road ride of approximately 23, 43, 63, 80, or 101 miles with well-marked directional and humorous signage throughout.   Registration includes cue sheets for the routes, a number of rest stops with refreshments, SAG Support (Support and Gear), a Beanzie t-shirt (guaranteed with preregistration only), post-ride access to showers, and tasty food options.  
For the novice or younger families, off-road routes are offered that follow a local bike pathway. Distances of 3, 5, and 8 miles can be chosen on the bike pathways with the cost of $10.  
Biking with Beanzie invites you to tour the beauty of DeKalb County’s back roads on a summer Sunday morning. Register now at http://www.Active.com  ($3.25 courtesy fee) or visit the club website for more information:  http://KishKiwanis.org/BWB-general-info/ (no fee registration by mail). “Like” us on Facebook.  “Follow” us on Twitter.
On July 16, registration for Biking with Beanzie will start at 6:30 a.m. at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road, DeKalb. The ride finishes where it started. All riders must be finished by 3:30 p.m. Save $8 with preregistration by July 3 with the cost of $27. Late and “day of” registration is $35 (July 4-17).  Registration is free for children 12 and under when riding with a parent or guardian.  
Visit the DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website to learn about local restaurants, historical sites and the campus of the Northern Illinois University Huskies.   DeKalb is well worth your visit: http://DeKalbCountyCVB.com/     
As a participant in the Biking with Beanzie event, you will have fun and make an investment in our community.  Biking with Beanzie is a “family” event that promotes fitness and family time. Profits from this ride go to support the Kishwaukee Bike Pathway Projects and other projects within DeKalb County.

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