Registration for B&O Bicycle Tour Now Open

(Brownsburg, Indiana – February 13, 2024) The B&O Trail Association will host its annual B&O Bicycle Tour on June 1 with participants beginning and ending their rides at Cardinal Elementary School in Brownsburg, Indiana. This new venue allows participants in the group’s largest annual fundraiser immediate access to the B&O Trail, meaning that a larger percentage of the ride can take place on the actual trail. “I am very enthused about our new location,” says Jeff Smallwood, president of the B&O Trail Association. “We’ll showcase portions of the B&O Trail, passing by the new Virgil Park, with longer routes venturing into the scenic countryside west of Brownsburg. Everyone can enjoy the live music and refreshments.”

Registration for the event, whose title sponsor is Hendricks Regional Health, is now open on the BOTA website, botrail.org. Since the inaugural event in 1993, the B&O Bicycle Tour has grown to attract more than 800 participants who choose from 11-, 17-, 25-, 45- and 62-mile loops. All riders are encouraged to stay for lunch, which will be catered by Smokin’ J’s Barbecue.

Cardinal Elementary is located at 3590 S Hornaday Rd, in Brownsburg, Indiana, and sign-in begins at
7:30 a.m. All riders may depart once they have completed check-in, prepped their bikes and donned a helmet. This is a rain or shine event.

Other upcoming BOTA events include a bike train to the Race to the Eclipse event at Lucas Oil Raceway Park on April 8, whena once-in a lifetime full solar eclipse will briefly darken Hendricks County. For more information on al BOTA events can be found on the group’s website at botrail.org.

About the B&O Trail Association: With a mission of Blazing Trails, Connecting Communities, the B&O Trail Association (BOTA) is building a recreational trail along the abandoned B&O Railroad corridor. The non-profit, all-volunteer organization was formed in 1993 and has already completed 8.25 miles of paved trail. BOTA partners with the Speedway Trails Association (STA), which is constructing along the B&O corridor in Marion County from Michigan Street to western Marion County. The two groups will meet approximately halfway between I-465 and Girls School Road. To learn more, visit botrail.org.

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