The 30th annual Metropolis Kiwanis Superman Bicycle Ride will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in conjunction with the 39th annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. The ride will begin at 8 AM at Fort Massac State Park (near the trout pond) with a mass start led by Superman. You can view a map of the registration and start location here. Once again the ride will include 10 mile, 40 mile, and 61 mile routes. The 10 mile route is relatively flat and the 40 and 61 mile routes have challenging hills. A drawing of early registrants will be held prior to the start of the Ride for a bicycle and related accessories (donated by the Kiwanis Club of Metropolis).
The entry fee for adult riders this year will be $30, and will increase to $35 after the early registration cutoff date of May 15th. NEW THIS YEAR: Children 16 and under ride FREE with a registered parent or guardian. This FREE ride does not include an event t-shirt but shirts can be purchased for $15. See the Registration Page for details. In addition to online and mail-in registration options, walk in registration will be available the day of the event at Fort Massac State Park between 7 and 8 AM, and on Friday, June 9th at El Tequila Restaurant (across the street from Fort Massac) from 5 to 7 PM. Payment options are: check for mail-in registration (please don't mail cash); credit card, debit card, or PayPal for online registration; and cash or check in person Friday night and Saturday morning.
Please scroll to the bottom of this page where you will find links to view the entry form and route maps online (click the file name) or download them (click the downward pointing arrow on the right). Paper entry forms and maps will also be available prior to the start of the ride. To sign up online please go to our Registration Page where you can select your desired route and the t-shirt size you prefer, and pay with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal.
We have some changes and some new navigation products coming for the 2017 ride (40 and 61 mile routes only).
Visitors to Metropolis may find the following links to be of interest:
The Superman Bicycle Ride is a tour through historic Massac County in southern Illinois. Come explore the countryside surrounding the Home of Superman — Metropolis, IL, located on the banks of the Ohio River, along I-24, halfway between St. Louis, MO, and Nashville, TN. Parts of our routes follow the old Ohio River bed before the channel changed its course hundreds of years ago. Enjoy the country charm as you pass by this majestic farmland.