New this year -- on-line registration and payment of the entry fee! See below for details.
The 26th annual Metropolis Kiwanis Superman Bicycle Ride will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in conjunction with the 35th annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. The ride will begin at 8:00 AM at Fort Massac State Park and will include 16 km, 60 km, and 100 km routes. Last year we had 172 participants.
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. We have a Google Map showing a GPS track of the 60 km and 100 km routes that you can use to preview the ride (use Satellite or Terrain views to show more detail). If you have an Internet-connected mobile device with you on the ride you can use this map to monitor your progress and verify that you are on course.
Entry forms will be mailed to past participants, and this year we are again making our entry form and route maps available for download. Please scroll to the bottom of this page where you will find links to view these documents on line (click the file name) or download them to your computer (click the downward pointing arrow on the right). Entry forms and maps will also be available prior to the start of the ride. You can register in advance by mail, or in person Friday evening or Saturday morning before the ride (cash or check only on Friday or Saturday, please). NEW THIS YEAR: you can go to our REGISTRATION PAGE where you can sign up for your desired route, select the tee shirt size you prefer, and pay with a credit card, debit card, or a PayPal account.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Metropolis Kiwanis Club 2013 Superman Bicycle Ride -- we had 207 riders from six states this year! Congratulations to Susan Drake of Murray, KY, who won the grand prize drawing for a new bicycle.
Pictures from the ride are now available on our Photos page (see link on right side of page).
Click on "Photos" in the Navigation panel on the right side of this page for links to pictures from past rides.
If you have any questions, contact information can be found on the entry form.