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One Day Ride Across Michigan scheduled for next month

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The 8th annual One Day Ride Across Michigan is expected to draw hundreds of bicyclists this year.


From Lake Michigan in Montague to Lake Huron in Bay City, hundreds of riders will take a day long journey across the center of the state.

The ride is a charity event.  Proceeds are being donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Tom Scheidel is one of the organizers of the One Day Ride Across Michigan.

“We’ll have somewhere between four and five-hundred riders this year. They’re going to take off basically at sunrise and the fast riders will be over to Bay City by middle of the afternoon, slow riders will probably get there about seven or eight o’clock in the evening.”

Scheidel said this will be the 8th year the ride has taken place as a JDRF fundraising event.

“We have riders coming from all over the country. In years past we’ve had riders from as far away as California, Oregon, Washington, and we get a lot of riders from the Midwest obviously, and we’ve had riders from Canada and things like that. So it really is a draw for people who are interested in peddling 150 miles in a single day.”

The ride is scheduled for August 12th.

For more information and to register for the ride, visit the ODRAM website.