Tour de Max hits Culver this Saturday
Culver's annual Tour de Max bicycle tour through Marshall County, sponsored by Culver Tri Kappa, will take place this Saturday, May 21. All rides begin at the Culver Beach Lodge, 819 E. Lake Shore Drive. Registration and check-in will be open from 7 until 9:30 a.m. at the Beach Lodge. However, those planning to ride 63 miles are asked to leave no later than 8 a.m. SAG stops will be open for a set period of time based on these departure times.
Cost is $25, which includes a t-shirt, rider number, SAG support and stops, as well as refreshments upon returning to the Beach Lodge. Children 12 and under ride free with an adult, but a t-shirt is not included. Additional t-shirts or t-shirts from past years may be purchased that morning.
10 mile route: Beginning in Culver, riders can take a 10-mile ride around Indiana's second largest natural lake, Lake Maxinkuckee. Enjoy the rolling hills, beautiful homes, and lake views as you travel clockwise around the lake.
30 mile route: For a bit more of a challenge, riders can add another 20 miles to the lake route and head north into the country to the Chief Menominee monument and then back to Culver.
63 mile route: Add 53 miles to the lake route for a metric century. Due to an event using the roads on the northwest part of the route, the 63-mile route is changing to stay clear of the area. The final route will be made public soon.
Most roads are two lane country roads and all are marked for the ride.
Riders may register online at Active.Com or request a registration form by e-mailing tour_de_max at yahoo.com.
A mechanic from the Bike Barn will be on hand that morning to help with any last minute breakdowns. Their shop is conveniently located close to the Culver Beach Lodge. Questions may be directed to tour_de_max at yahoo.com.
Proceeds from the ride are used in a manner that enriches the community as a whole. Among the many programs and projects we fund are college scholarships for high school seniors, as well as continuing education grants, a annual student art show, the Culver Community Schools' nurse, books and supplies to the school library, Pathfinders, Real Meals, Beaman Home, Riley Children's Hospital, and many other community events.