Bike Around Mayfield Fun Ride Set for July 4
By WestKyStar Staff
MAYFIELD, KY - The Kiwanis Club of Mayfield is preparing for its annual charity Fun Ride that will be held the morning of July 4th. The event, called “BAM!” or “Bike Around Mayfield,” is the Club’s fundraising event that coincides with the Glory Days Festival held around the town square on the same day.
This is the fifth year that Kiwanis has held the Fun Ride. In previous years it was called “Glory Days Fun Ride.” The ride has route lengths of 16, 32, 61 and 100 miles. Rest stops with facilities and refreshments are provided along each route.
The event attracts riders from around the area, including Cape Girardeau, MO, and Nashville, TN. The Club has been promoting the event heavily on regional and national bicycle touring websites and plans to have more than 300 riders attending this year. The Club hopes to expand BAM! significantly over the next few years to make it one of the most popular events of its kind in the region.
Information about the event can be found on the Club’s website at www.mayfieldkiwanis.org. Registration forms can be downloaded from the website or can be picked up at City Hall or at the Icehouse Gallery (North & Eighth Streets). Or you may contact the Club through the website to have a registration form mailed to your home.
Visitors to the website can also order T-shirts, polo shirts and Polar insulated water bottles, all with the BAM! logo, and all available to visitors of the website even if they choose not to participate in the Fun Ride.
One of this year’s sponsors is RoadID, makers of the identification bracelets worn on the wrist that are advertised often during Tour de France television coverage. RoadID bracelets are almost as important to riders as a bicycle helmet. Discount coupons for RoadID bracelets will be distributed to all riders of the BAM! Fun Ride and will be available to the public as well on the morning of the event until we run out.
Proceeds from the event are used to fund the Mayfield Kiwanis Club’s various programs that benefit the children of Mayfield and Graves County, including Kiwanis Park and the R. Wayne Morgan Scholarship program for promising students entering college.