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The Z Tour to ride Saturday

PRINCETON — The “Z Tour” will ride again Saturday,

Sponsored by the Zearing Child Enrichment Center, the Z Tour is 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.

“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,” Brian Church, Z Tour director said. “It is also a great way to promote benefits and services offered at the Zearing Child Enrichment Center.”

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.

Church said they had 250 riders preregistered, but would not be surprised to get 500 on Saturday. To register, 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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