Celebrate Earth Day with bike ride through Noblesville


The Noblesville Midday Rotary Club invites the public to a biking tour of Noblesville on April 21. Named REDTAN (Rotary’s Earth Day Tour Around Noblesville), this event encourages health and fitness, gives families an opportunity to explore the city, promotes community pride and gives Rotarians an opportunity to serve the community. Indiana American Water is joining Rotary as a main sponsor.

The ride starts at 9 a.m. at Shelter 5 in Forest Park, and riders may start any time until 11 a.m. Mike Corbett, Midday Rotary Club president, said the approximately 10-mile route winds through Forest Park to downtown Noblesville, up the White River Trail, through Potters Woods, Fairfield Farms and through several other neighborhoods, loops around the south side and back north, back through downtown and into Forest Park. Riders and walkers may opt for a 6-mile route, which heads back to the park about halfway through.

“This isn’t a race; it’s a family outing, and safety is our first priority. Rotarians and Noblesville Police will be directing traffic throughout the course,” explained Corbett. “The Noblesville Fire Dept. will be on hand in Forest Park with equipment on display and the Army National Guard will be helping provide water to riders. Families are encouraged to come out and have a great time exploring Noblesville with the Rotary Club.”

Admission is $5 per rider and children age 12 and younger are not charged. Corbett said the first 200 registered riders will receive a REDTAN T-shirt. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire ride.

Riders can register the day of the event or in advance online at www.noblesvillerotary.org. Click on REDTAN under current news and headlines. For more information, call Corbett at 774-7747 or e-mail [email protected].


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