It’s the annual Lake Ripley Ride. Choose between three course distances, all of which started at Ripley Park: 22 miles, 40 miles, or a 62 mile metric century. Preregister online or at 7am the day of the ride. More than half of the riders choose the toughest route of 62 miles.
With over 200 riders participating in the event, there were cyclists seen all over town. The first rest stop was located at CamRock III. The local Girl Scouts, headed by Amanda Hollis, showered the riders with support and lots of goodies. Riders continuing on the 40 mile course took a tour through the countryside and headed to West Koshkonong church, where Cindy Brady and members of the CHS girls’ basketball team were waiting to help the riders cool down and replenish. Ice cold towels were provided to all the riders to offer relief from the heat.
The ride continued to Marshall Fireman’s park, where the CAP Body FIT crew was stationed to provide support. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches along with fruit, water, and Gatorade were available to nourish the cyclists.
After trekking their respective miles, riders headed back to Ripley Park for a superb chicken dinner provided by the Cambridge Lions Club.
The goal of the Lake Ripley Ride was to raise funds for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and the Cambridge CAP.
Fees : $40