IRON MOUNTAIN - The Tour de Dickinson Family Bike Ride is scheduled to take place on Aug. 16 and is organized and coordinated by the Dickinson County Bike Path Committee.
For the first five years, the event was orchestrated by the Dickinson County Hospital Foundation. The Dickinson County Bath Path Committee is dedicated to creating a county-wide bike path that would be linked together across all of Dickinson County area. The family bike ride will require many volunteers and assistance from the community to make this year's event a success.
"The sponsorship by various companies, businesses, and individuals is greatly appreciated,"
Recently, three area businesses made donations to the Dickinson County Bike Path Committee to support the Tour de Dickinson, which will take place Saturday, Aug. 16. In the first photo, from left, Alice Reed, DC Bike Path member, and Wanda Khor, DC Bike Path director, receive a sponsorship check of $750 from Sandy Petroff and Sue Glime of First National Bank and Trust. In the second photo, Patter Kelly, center, of CCI presents a check for $1,000 to Bob Werner, DC Bike Path director, left, and John Nowicki, president of the bike path committee. In the third photo, Werner and Nowicki receive a check for $500 from Chuck Munk, center, community president of Range Bank.
a spokesperson said. "The annual event draws bike riders and tourists to our community from all over the country and many riders schedule their vacations around attending the Tour de Dickinson."
The event is also held in conjunction with the "Italian Fest" held in downtown Iron Mountain later the same day. With the paid registration fee to TdD, all riders and volunteers are given a bracelet pass for free admission to Italian Fest.
Also available this year is a bike drawing and other prizes with the winner chosen on Aug. 16 at the beginning of the TdD bike ride at 8 a.m. Tickets are available at Mortl's Sports in Iron Mountain or any DCBP member.
All money goes to support the bike path group's many activities including path/trail development and maintenance. The committee is a 501 (c) 3 volunteer organization that is trying to promote tourism, economic development, and a healthier living area.
If you would like further information about volunteer opportunities or bike path information, please contact Bob Werner at (906) 779-9712 or John Nowicki at (906) 396-3727. You can also register online at www.active.com or www.dcbikepath.org