Thursday, September 08, 2011

Tour of Muncie Via Bike on September 17

Bike Tour of Muncie Set for September 17

Ball State University and other community supporters are sponsoring the Tour of Muncie via bicycle on September 17 beginning at 9:00 A.M. This is the second year for journey through Muncie that allows participants to learn about some interesting spots from their bikes.

This year six tours will be led by experts on the area, including Green City Infrastructure, Natural Areas, Community Gardens, Historic Places, Weird Muncie, and Ball State University Green Tour. Routes are 7-10 miles long, start downtown, and are suitable for most cycling abilities.

The Ball State tour will feature stops at the geothermal heating and cooling stations, the new Glick Art Glass Center, Christy Woods, and the Ball State Recreation Center and Outdoor Pursuits Equipment Rental and Resource Center.

The Weird Muncie tour (map shown above—click to enlarge) highlights strange places in Muncie including the Castle House, Algier’s Barber Shop/truck/house, the “Letters for David Letterman” mailbox, and the Muncie Inn swimming pool garden.

Participants can ride in morning and afternoon tours. Lunch will be served downtown at noon. A mini bike lap race and bike toss competition will also be held. An after-event party will be held at the Fickle Peach at 4:00. All participants will receive an event t-shirt, water bottle, and reusable shopping bag.

The Tour of Muncie event headquarters will be located in the parking lot behind the Fickle Peach on Walnut Street downtown. To register for the rides or for more information about the tour, please visit

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