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Z Tour bike ride returning to Princeton this summer

Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:00 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013 9:55 a.m. CST

PRINCETON — On July 20, the Zearing Child Enrichment Center will again sponsor the “Z Tour Bike Ride,” a bicycle road ride originating in Princeton and including surrounding communities.

The event will begin at Zearing Park in Princeton and will include the registrant’s choice of a 10-mile, 29-mile, 40-mile, 50-mile, 62-mile or 100-mile ride on specified routes throughout Bureau County.

The event will feature themed refreshment stops, mobile emergency first aid, water, air and bike transportation. At the conclusion of the ride, each rider will be provided a complimentary lunch at Zearing Park. Additionally, a limited quantity of Z Tour Bike Ride dri-fit sport T-shirts and cycling socks will be available for purchase. A commemorative Z Tour Bike Ride jersey will also be made available for purchase.

Brian Church, Z Tour director, remarked, “We are really looking forward to continue to build on the success of the first two events. This year, we are hoping to host at least 400 riders. Our steering committee strongly believes that this area has some of the best cycling roads in Illinois and an organized road ride like Z Tour will showcase our local merchants and the surrounding communities. It is also a great way to promote benefits and services offered at the Zearing Child Enrichment Center."

To register and ride in the event, visit z-tour.org or the Facebook page Z Tour Bike Ride. Questions can be sent via email to ztourinfo@gmail.com.

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