Saturday, April 18, 2009
In Training! Guthrie Clear Water Ride Here I Come!
John and I are officially registered for the inaugural Guthrie Clear Water Ride. The ride takes place on Saturday, May 16. It begins in downtown Guthrie at 8 a.m. You can register for an 18, 35, 55 or 65 mile ride.
The money raised by the Guthrie Clear Water Ride will go towards the construction of our new water treatment plant. Our current plant is outdated and performing well below capacity. The new plant is slated for completion in 2010 and will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $10.2 million. That's a pretty steep price tag for small financially struggling town.
I am quite proud of our community for coming together in such a creative way to help the city. Even if you're not from Guthrie, you should think about dusting off your bicycle and coming down to our beautiful little town. It's going to be a nice ride through the country, and you can get your civic engagement on.
It's been a long time since I've rode an extended distance, so John and I opted for the 18-mile ride. Looks like it's time to pull the bike out of winter storage and start training.
If you want to join us, you can register online. Early bird fee (deadline April 30) is $20, or $30 for a tandem.