Prairie Pedal Bicycle Ride to raise money for natural areas and wildlife | Outside
DECATUR – Support natural areas and wildlife by biking at Prairie Pedal.
The Macon County Conservation Foundation will host this annual bike fundraising event on Sunday, September 25 in the Rock Springs Conservation Area. This fundraiser supports natural areas and wildlife in Macon County.
Healthy natural areas are vital to the community. They help ensure we have clean air and water, space for wildlife, and they are part of the community’s way of life: hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, and many more. forms of outdoor recreation.
Register before August 31 for $30 per rider, or for $35 per rider from September 1 through the day of the event.
Race registration includes a bike hat and saddle bag, well-stocked rest areas, support vehicles to help riders, and a chili lunch with live music from The Tangents. Runners for the 40 and 62 mile courses can start between 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Runners on the 20-mile course can start between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
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All routes start and end at the Rock Springs Conservation Area. Visit MaconCountyConservationFoundation.org to register. The event takes place rain or shine.
You don’t have to be a cyclist to support Prairie Pedal: you can also donate online at MaconCountyConservationFoundation.org. All funds benefit natural areas and wildlife in Macon County.
The Rock Springs Conservation Area is located at 3939 Nearing Lane on the southwest edge of Decatur. To get to Rock Springs from Decatur, head south on Route 48 and turn west on Rock Springs Road or south on Wyckles Road and turn east on Rock Springs Road. Watch for the signs. A large number of parking spaces are available.
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