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September-October 2006 Newsletter

American Lung Association of Kentucky’s
Bike Trek to Shakertown


Come September, the American Lung Association’s Bike Trek to Shakertown will be launching its third decade of bicycle trekking for the fight against lung disease! The spectacular at-your-own-pace Kentucky tour is scheduled for September 16-18. If you can’t ride all three days, choose the two-day trek, Sept. 16 and 17.

The round-trip route begins and ends in historic Harrodsburg, with the first night’s stay at Danville’s Pioneer Playhouse. Sunday’s ride takes cyclists on to Shakertown, where participants can tour the village, dine on fabulous “country gourmet” cooking, enjoy live entertainment and spend the night in the village’s beautifully restored 19th century dwelling houses. The two-day trek includes Sunday’s visit to Shakertown (excluding Sun. dinner and overnight stay) and a shuttle back to Harrodsburg.

No matter the level of cycling ability, there’s something for everyone. Beginners can opt for the basic route of 30-35 miles each day, while those wanting a greater challenge will enjoy a 61-mile, moderately hilly ride on Saturday and a similar option on Sunday. Monday’s routes will both be shorter. Each day’s rides feature gorgeous rolling countryside, as well as historical and cultural points of interest along the way.

Whatever the route, riders can expect first class service with experienced tour leaders, on-the-road bike repair service, gear trucks for luggage, rest stops with high-energy snacks, free massages and other amenities to make the ride fun and hassle-free.

Founded in 1904, the American Lung Association has worked for over 100 years to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. In support of the cause, each rider pays a $50 registration fee and agrees to raise a minimum of $300 ($175 for 2-day ride). It’s not hard and ALA staff will offer fund raising tips, assistance in collecting pledges and outstanding incentive prizes.

Brochures are available at all the local bike shops. For more information, call 363-2652 (toll free: 800-586-4872) or check the Lung Association’s Web site: www.kylung.org.

NEWSFLASH: The 2006 trekker who recruits the most NEW riders wins a $300 gift certificate from Bicycle Sport!


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