Cyclists will be helping raise scholarship funds for Northland Pioneer College students while enjoying a scenic tour ride through Petrified Forest National Park on Saturday, Sept. 20.
The $75 registration fee (prior to Sept. 1) covers the park entrance fee, event T-shirt, metal water bottle, a rider’s lanyard/passport and drawstring bag. The entry fee increases to $100 on Sept. 2. Riders must sign up before 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15. No registrations can be accepted on the day of the event. This year’s event is limited to 200 riders.
Cyclists in the 60-mile round-trip ride depart from the park’s north entrance at 7 a.m. Those choosing the 36-mile one-way tour depart at 7:30 a.m. Transportation is provided back to the starting point from Rainbow Forest.
Riders are encouraged to stop at various scenic points throughout the course, where volunteers will be on hand to provide water and snacks, and to stamp the riders’ passport, making them eligible for donated prizes at the conclusion of the ride.
Additional donations can be made online directly to the scholarship fund. Another option is to obtain rider sponsorships, at 50 cents per mile, for the fund.
More information, registration forms and online payment are available online at www.npc.edu/pedal4scholarships, or by contacting Debra Fisher at 1-800-266-7845, ext. 6235, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.