‘Ride Like an Egyptian’ bike ride in DeKalb Sept. 14

Online Staff Report

DEKALB, Ill. — The Egyptian Theatre’s Sixth Annual “Ride Like an Egyptian” century bike ride will be Saturday, Sept. 14, and registration is under way.

The recreational ride offers cyclists 25-, 50-, 75- and 100-mile loops through east-central DeKalb County and west-central Kane County, with the ride beginning and ending at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.,downtown DeKalb.

The ride is open to all ages, and riders can begin anytime between 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and bike at their own pace. All routes will close at 4 p.m.

Registration fees are $22 for adults and $5 for youth 16 and younger from now until Sept. 1.  After Sept. 1, registration fees increase to $30 for adults and $10 for youth 16 and younger. Riders younger than 16 must ride with a participating parent or guardian.

Riders may register online at www.egyptiantheatre.org, call the theater for a registration form, or sign up at the Egyptian Theatre the day of the ride between 7 and 10 a.m.

Routes are clearly marked and rider-friendly, integrated map/cue sheets will be provided.

This year’s ride will again feature radio-dispatched SAG support courtesy of the Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club. North Central Cyclery of DeKalb will provide riders with pre-ride professional tech support during registration on the day of the event.

The ride features a well-stocked central rest stop at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Maple Park. The Bike Haven of McHenry, Ill., will provide tech support at the central rest stop. In addition, an end-of-ride meal will be provided for registered riders. Non-participating family and friends can purchase meal tickets for $5.

The ride goes on, rain or shine. T-shirts featuring the ride logo are available in blue, green, pink or yellow for $10 before Sept. 1 or $12 after Sept. 1. Any adult rider who registers on or before Sept. 1 will receive a free 4-inch-by-4-inch square bumper sticker featuring the ride logo. Stickers will also be available for sale at the event.

The Egyptian Theatre is operated by the Preservation of the Egyptian Theatre, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Proceeds from this benefit will be used for the ongoing programming, operation, maintenance and preservation of the Egyptian Theatre.

For more information, call (815) 758-1215 or visit www.egyptiantheatre.org.

Posted Sept. 11, 2013

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