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Crystal Lake Night Owl Bike Ride
Pedaling into the Night for a Bicycle Friendly Crystal Lake
In collaboration with The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, the McHenry County Bicycle Advocates are sponsoring a Midnight-to-Sunrise bicycle ride and fund raiser through the City of Crystal Lake on Saturday Night/Sunday Morning on August 4 & 5, 2012. The purpose of the ride is to promote bicycling as an alternate means of transportation and exercise within the City of Crystal Lake and to benefit The Land Conservancy of McHenry County. The idea is to have a unique, fun and healthful activity for area residents to experience the streets, landmarks and people of Crystal Lake and to further promote Crystal Lake as a bicycle friendly community.
The organizing group, lead by representatives from the McHenry County Bicycle Advocates, have secured approval from the City of Crystal Lake and the McHenry County Conservation District to use their facilities for a safe and an enjoyable ride for all involved.
The ride route will start and end at the Crystal Lake City Hall complex and traverse points of interest such as the City’s downtown Metra Railroad station, City Hall, Three Oaks Recreation Area, the City’s namesake lake, the Dole Mansion/Lakeside Arts Legacy, the library, and area high schools.
The ride will cost $30 per adult ($40 night of the ride) and $15 per child under age 15. Each participant will receive a reflective and safety oriented ride t-shirt. In addition, $15 of each adult registration is tax deductible. Registration materials are available online at www.clnightowlride.org. If any one is interested in volunteering or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ron Eberle via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 815-356-0531.
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Eberhard Veit, President of the McHenry County Bicycle Advocates
Ron Eberle, Ride Coordinator, Crystal Lake Night Owl Bike Ride
More About City of Crystal Lake
The city of Crystal Lake is located in McHenry County about 50 miles northwest of Chicago. The city has grown significantly throughout the years with the population expanding from 14,000 in the early 1970's to more than 40,000 today. Crystal Lake is the largest city in McHenry County. Crystal Lake is best known for its parks and lakes. More than 1,600 acres of parks and open land are located in the city as well as the 230-acre Crystal Lake, which is enjoyed by the residents for swimming, boating, fishing and even skating in the winter. Crystal Lake has two large school districts within its borders, Elementary School District 47 and Community High School District 155. The city also offers a number of private schools and preschools. The Crystal Lake government is comprised of a mayor, city manager and city council. The city council meetings take place the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers inside City Hall. The city offers police, fire and rescue, buildings and grounds and a parks department.