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2013 was the most successful Le Tour de Pork rides to date. We can't thank Turtle Run Winery owners, Laura and Jim Pfeiffer enough for their generous support as hosts for Le Tour de Pork 2012 and they loved it so much that they are hosting again. Jim was blown away by the support for the Ohio River Greenway from the over 300 riders who participated during Le Tour de Pork 2013. He was also pleased to share the fruits of his labor during the post-ride lunch and wine tasting. Plenty of riders had their first taste from Turtle Run Winery's excellent wine list and we will do it all again in 2014.
Le Tour de Pork began with a group of cyclists who call themselves the "Fat Boys" and what started as fun and fitness is growing into an event with a purpose. Our first benefit ride in 2009 was a success with 70 riders participating in the event and in 2010 that number grew to 130 riders. By 2011 our support grew to just over 150, in 2012 we added over 100 riders with a total of 268 riders and 2013 brought 300 riders to support the Ohio River Greenway. Le Tour de Pork has attracted riders from as far south as Knoxville, TN and north to Michigan so join in the fun to support the Ohio River Greenway.
Over the last three years we have been able to donate $7,500 to the Ohio River Greenway project. The donation has been largely used for "way find" signage to help people find the completed portions of the Ohio River Greenway. This year we hope to give even more to the Ohio River Greenway and we will with your continued support.
The mission of the Ohio River Greenway is simple; to provide a common linkage between the Communities of Jeffersonville, Clarksville, and New Albany, Indiana along the banks of the Ohio River and to promote a passive recreational environment for river access, while allowing each community to construct riverfront amenities to enhance the overall project.
What does that mean? Once completed, the Ohio River Greenway will make the Ohio River accessible to bikers, walkers and commuters of Southern Indiana and Louisville and make one of our most valuable resources a source of pride for all of our communities that border the Ohio River. There's plenty of exciting news about the project's progress but it is going to take a grass roots effort to complete the project. Go to http://www.ohiorivergreenway.org for more information.
Click the map link below to view the Ohio River Greenway interactive map of the project's progress.
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Just $30.00 per person during early registration buys you a fantastic ride, pork barbeque lunch and a piece of community spirit.
The route will begin and end at Turtle Run Winery with one main SAG in downtown Corydon. The 50-mile route will have a smaller SAG at the half way point and return to corydon for the final leg back to Turtle Run.
Each rider must register for $30.00 online via the registration page. Online registration ends at noon August 7th, 2014 with early registration ending on July 26th. The benefits for early registration include an official Tour de Pork tee shirt and the post-ride lunch for each registered rider. You will not be guaranteed a shirt, preferred shirt size or post ride lunch after the early registration end date. We will do our best to accommodate everyone who registers on-line. Additional adult lunch tickets can be purchased at the time of registration during the early registration period for $25.00 each. Children 12 and under eat free when accompanied by a registered rider. Each rider will need to register, accept the waiver terms and complete the payment process.
Registration day of the ride will begin at 7:00am. Payment of $35.00 per rider on the day of the ride. We expect to have a limited amount of lunches available for walkup riders. Tee shirts are not included in the walkup registration fee but we expect to have a limited stock of tee shirts priced at $10.00 each. Payments on the day of the ride can be made via cash, check or credit card. Tee shirts and lunch tickets will not be guaranteed after July 26th.
All online registration transactions will be completed via Pay Pal's secure payment site. You may use your Pay Pal account to make payments or use a credit card if you are not a Pay Pal member. Your registration is confirmed only when you receive a confirmation email from Pay Pal stating that your payment has been received.
The name says Le Tour de Pork so after a great ride, a fantastic barbecued pork lunch with sides, drink and desert will be provided with each paid registration during early registration. Early registration ends July 26th.
Children under 12 eat free when accompanied by a registered adult. There's lots to do for all ages so come out and make a day of it with the whole family.