2nd Annual JCS Bike for Heroes

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/15/17
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location
Faith Lutheran Church
600 Columbia Center
Columbia , Illinois 62236


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Come join us and tour the flat farmlands of the Mississippi valley heading south out of Columbia, Illinois with views of the bluffs as we support our adopted Heroes.

The JCS Bike for Heroes ride offers four different routes in distances of 10 miles, 25 miles, 50 miles, or 80 miles.  There will be several rest stops with snacks, drinks, and facilities available for your convenience. On the 25 and 50 mile routes, you will travel the flat farmlands and enjoy views of the Missouri and Illinois river bluffs.

The 80-mile route extends to Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois where you will ride alongside bluffs and pass Fort De Chartres. Built in 1753, this site marks the location of the last of four successive French forts built during the colonization of the Illinois Country.

 

Put a team together or come join others and ride to support our most severely wounded Soldiers and Marines who have sacrificed so much for our Freedom.  This ride is suitable for all skill levels.

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Calling all Volunteers

We’re seeking volunteers to support Chamberlain Society during the annual Bike for Heroes event.
Set Up, Tear Down, & Registration

  • Early Setup: 500-700
  • Registration: 630-900

Refreshment Stations

  • First Shift: 700-1100
  • Second Shift: 1100-300

If you or someone you know would like to jump in and get involved email us at info@chamberlainsociety.org.

– Online Registration –

Online registration is closed.  Please join us Saturday morning. Registration opens on site at 0630 with no additional fees.  Swag Bags are still available for event day registration. However,  shirts can not be guaranteed so arrive early! See you all tomorrow morning and thank you for the support!  If you have any questions please feel free to email me at tnault@chamberlainsociety.org

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  • David Cozart
    Reply

    Hello Mr. Nault

    I’m David Cozart, Outreach Specialist for the St. Louis Vet Center, I would like to speak with you, about collaborating and working with you. We would like to assist and support your organization in your upcoming event “Bike for Heroes” please give me a call or email, and lets work together to continue to help veterans.

    v/r
    David L. Cozart,BSM.
    Outreach Specialist
    District 3 MVC Coordinator
    St. Louis Vet Center #414
    2901 Olive Street
    St.Louis,Mo 63103
    (314) 531-5355 (Office)
    (314) 683-6618 (Iphone)
    (314) 533-2796 ( Fax)
    david.cozart@va.gov
    http://www.vetcenter.va.gov

  • Deborah McNaughton
    Reply

    Is Same Day Registration available? If so, is there an additional fee?
    Thank you!

    • Todd Nault
      Reply

      We will be doing registration at the event as well. There is no increase in the fee for same day registration.

  • Diane
    Reply

    Is there a digital map? Ride with gps available?

    • Todd Nault
      Reply

      Diane,

      We are working on that this week. We will have a map uploaded to GPS.

  • Diane
    Reply

    Can you let us know when? I’d like to see the map and elevation before deciding to register. Thanks

    • Todd Nault
      Reply

      Diane,

      The routes are on https://ridewithgps.com

      They are labeled as follows:
      The Purple Heart Route
      Red Route
      White Route
      Blue Route

      Let me know if this helps.

      Todd

  • diane
    Reply

    can you post a link to the routes? I can’t find them by name.

  • Anthony Hanak
    Reply

    If you park at the church and you want to do 25 or 50 miles. Is it a loop of 25 or does 25 turn into 50. How does it work to get back to your truck
    Anthony Hanak Thanks please reply

    • Todd Nault
      Reply

      Mr. Hanak,

      All of the routes start and finish at the church.

  • Diane
    Reply

    You said chip and seal on the route labels. Is this fresh chip and seal or did you just name the map that? Will there be any gravely areas?

    • Todd Nault
      Reply

      Just a name for the type of roadway. Last year we did have a short stretch where they had done fresh chip and seal. I asked Monroe County to please wait until after the event this year. As of last weekend the route was clear.

  • Diane
    Reply

    Ok I’m signed up! See you there!

  • Bill Whitney
    Reply

    what are the official starting times please?

    • Todd Nault
      Reply

      Mr. Whitney,

      Registration opens at 0630. Presentation of colors at 0700. I expect riders will head out around 0715-0720. The start times are open, however 80 mile riders have to be out by 0900.

  • Connie Kuchaer
    Reply

    Great event! Directional signs and rest stops were excellent!! Lookkng forward to bringing some friends next year. 🙂

    • Todd Nault
      Reply

      Thank you Connie! We appreciated the support for our Heroes and look forward to seeing you next year!

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