Flat Tire Gang hosts bike ride

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The second annual Tour de Monett bicycle ride, a fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, will be held on Saturday, June 20, at Monett's South Park.

Sponsored locally by the Flat Tire Gang, the event offers a 10-mile family ride, or rides of 30, 62 or 100 miles. Full support and rest stops are planned. A lunch will be provided.

Registration will open at 6 p.m. The 100-mile ride will start at 7 a.m., followed by the other long rides at 8:30 a.m. The family ride will start at 9 a.m. A bike rodeo for youth is planned at 9:15 a.m.

There will be a $25 per person registration fee in advance or $30 the day of the event. The first 100 who sign up will receive a T-shirt. A discount is available to groups that pre-register.

In case of cancellation due to weather, pre-registered funds will be considered a donation to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The Flat Tire Gang is a group of friends and volunteers who work together to raise money to fight multiple sclerosis. Local businesses, such as EFCO Corporation, provide contributions.

Entry forms can be requestedfrom flattiregang@gmail.com via e-mail. Forms should be returned to EFCO Flat Tire Gang, in care of EFCO Corporation, 1000 County Road, Monett MO 65708.

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