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Community bike ride in Eagle Saturday

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The annual Eagle Get Out Expo will incorporate a Community Bike Ride on Saturday in Eagle. The mountain and road community bike ride will benefit the Shaw Regional Cancer Center.

“Keeping a healthy weight is one of the most important ways to avoid cancer and biking is an excellent way to do that,” said Melaine Hendershott, registered dietitian for Shaw Regional Cancer Center. “The team at Shaw Regional Cancer Center is honored to be a part of such a great event and excited that the community is getting active and supporting our local cancer center.”

The self-guided community mountain and road bike ride will take place in Eagle on Saturday at 11 a.m. Mountain and road cycling participants can register for beginner, intermediate and advanced courses prior to the event by printing the registration form on http://www.getoutexpo.com and emailing it to gabrie@kzyr.com. Registration will also be done on-site at the Eagle Get Out Expo. The registration fee of $25 per entrant includes a water bottle, the bike ride, a HoneyMilk protein drink, and one free beer ticket for the After Ride Party at 3 p.m. Twenty dollars of each registration will be donated directly to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center.

Members of The Youth Foundation’s Ells Angels will lead groups on the mountain bike trails at the top of each hour for those not wanting to navigate them alone.

Pre-registered riders may pick up their race packets today at Mountain Pedaler Bike Shop in Eagle, or at the race on Saturday. Registrations will also be taken from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the ride start.

Per the Federal Bureau of Land Management, all riders must “check-in” and “check-out” with registration volunteers. Riders may start riding the course throughout the day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m, with all riders completing their ride by 3 p.m. Helmets are required by all riders.

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Volunteers are needed for the Community Bike Race registration table. Contact Gabrie Higbie or Taylor Slaugh at 970-926-7625 for more information.