Approximately 150 cyclists participated in the 2012 Tour de Monett that took place Saturday. Proceeds from the fourth annual event benefited the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event featured three routes, a 100-mile event, a 62-mile ride and a 40-mile ride. A total of 32 riders completed the 100-mile course. Volunteers from the Barry/Lawrence Amateur Radio organization provided radio communications noting riders' progress and providing support and aid or emergency information in the event of illness or injury.
[Times Photo by Melonie Roberts and Richard Reed]