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posted: 5/22/2012 5:42 PM

Des Plaines hosts river trail bike ride

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Submitted by City of Des Plaines

Des Plaines will host its second annual Des Plaines River Trail Bike Ride on Saturday, June 2.

The ride kicks off at 9 a.m. from the Public Works Garage Facility, 1111 Joseph J. Schwab (Campground) Road, one block east of River Road, off Algonquin Road.

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Registration for the free ride, which will be appropriate for all levels of bicyclists, will begin at 8 a.m. Registration forms and a bike ride map are available at Forms must be returned to the Des Plaines Police Department or brought to the ride.

All bicyclists are required to wear a helmet and sign a waiver. Representatives of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital will sell bike helmets for $10. The course is roughly 9 miles long.

Des Plaines police personnel will escort bicyclists along the family-friendly bike trail ride, which will conclude with a free cookout lunch at the public works facility. For more information, call Officer Colin Johnson at (847) 391-5410.

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