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LOOP Bicycle Ride moves from summer to fall

Chamber switches gears for seventh annual ride

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (June 5, 2019) – The LOOP Bicycle Ride is a flexible tradition in Lansing. When the Lansing Area Chamber organized the very first LOOP, it was an overnight tour—Lansing Overnight On Pedals. In following years, the ride was moved to earlier hours to allow more families to participate. The route has varied as well, giving riders different scenery as they pedal through Lansing.

But weather has demanded the most flexibility from participants. Until this year, the Chamber has always scheduled the LOOP Bicycle Ride in July, and about half of the events have seen perfect biking weather. The other half though, have included sweltering heat, oppressive humidity, occasional lightning, and heavy rain.

So this year the Chamber has decided to try a fall LOOP, hoping for stable weather. The chosen date is September 21, a Saturday, probably around 5:00pm.

Registration is not open yet, but Chamber Director Amy Todd will provide pricing and deadline information as the fall date approaches.

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.