Culver history bike ride hits town June 18

The Bike Barn, at 103 Lake Shore Drive in Culver, will once again team up with the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver for a bicycle tour of the town of Culver on Saturday, June 18, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Bike Barn.
Bicyclists are in­vited to bring their own bikes and hel­mets for the free event, which will be led by Jeff Kenney of the Society and is expected to cover no more than four to five miles of riding.
Slated for the event are stops at historic sites within the town of Culver itself, where discussion of the history of each chosen site will be shared alongside photos from each location in the past. The end result, says Don Baker of the Bike Barn, will be an historical overview of some of the unique aspects of Culver’s rich history made all the richer by the sense of presence evoked from being on-site.
The ride should take an hour or less and will encompass – among other destinations --historic sites on Culver’s south side (the site of the once-heavily attended Max­inkuckee Chautauqua Assembly), Culver’s downtown district, and the Lake Shore Drive-town park area, all with their rich legacies of popular hotels, railroad excursions, events which have gone down in the annals of area history, and more.
This is the first of several rides slated for this summer, including a July 30 history ride on Lake Maxinkuckee's east shore, a history ride at Culver Academies, and a na­ture and ecology ride hosted by Carl Strang; dates will be announced in the near future for the ride.
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