Sikeston Lions Club to host Sprockets in Spring bike ride

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Cassidy Obermark, Lions Club member and volunteer for Sprockets in Spring, paints guide markers for cyclists' routes Tuesday afternoon on New Madrid Street. The ride starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Sikeston Depot Museum. Rose Mary Nabors, Staff

SIKESTON - Sikeston cyclists are gearing up for the first Sprockets in Spring event. Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, cyclists will begin their ride at the Sikeston Depot Museum.

"The Lions Club is excited about hosting this charity bike ride," said Jason Schrumpf, Lions Club president. "This event will give riders from other cities and neighboring states a chance to experience Sikeston, allowing us to showcase the community and raise money for numerous organizations."

Cyclists of all ages can register the day of the event. Registration costs $30 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Approximately 50 people have pre-registered for the event according to Lions District M1 membership coordinator Rodney McConnell.

"Club members are currently in an active member recruitment phase, and the visibility provided by the new Sprockets in Spring bike ride will hopefully stir interest in those who might feel membership in the club would be a good way for them to get involved in giving back to their community," said McConnell.

Cyclists can choose routes of 15, 30, 64 or 100 miles. Routes are marked with spray paint: green designates the 15 mile route, yellow marks the 30 mile, orange marks the 64 mile and white marks the 100 mile route.

Route maps, cue sheets and elevation charts are available for download on the event website Maps are also available in hard copy form on the day of the event.

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