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Superman Bicycle Ride

Thank you to all who participated!  We had 170 riders this year.  You can find pictures from the ride on our Pictures page, or use this link.

The 29th annual Metropolis Kiwanis Superman Bicycle Ride will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, in conjunction with the 38th 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 16 km, 60 km, and 100 km routes.  The 16 km route is relatively flat and the 60 and 100 km 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 new tee shirt design has been approved and you can preview the logo here, shown on silver "performance" fabric, which is the color and material we have chosen for this year.

The entry fee for the ride this year will be $30, and will increase to $35 after the early registration cutoff date of May 20, 2016.  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 10th 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).  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 tee shirt size you prefer, and pay with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal.

June 6th update: Online registration is now closed as we are starting to arrange the final details for the ride, including assigning shirts and maps for those who have already registered.  As noted above you can still sign up for the ride on Friday night or Saturday morning.  Forms will be available, or you can print out the form (below) and fill it out ahead of time.  The entry fee will be $35.  We hope to see you there!

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. 


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