Cardinal Greenways To Host 2nd Annual Bike Fest, July 28-30

Cardinal Greenway Bike Fest. Photo by: graphicstockCardinal Greenway Bike Fest. Photo by: graphicstock

By: Mary Tankersley—

Muncie, IN – Cardinal Greenways will host its second annual Bike Fest fundraising event the weekend of July 28 – 30. Presented by Old National Bank, CG Bike Fest is a 3-day cycling event featuring cycling tours, demonstrations, activities, games, music, and food. The event is for everyone: cyclists, families, children, and supporters of Cardinal Greenways, all ages and abilities.

Cardinal Greenways Bike Fest will kick off Friday, July 28 with a free, all-age community group ride at 5:30 p.m. Riders will gather at the Historic Wysor St. Depot and ride to Canan Commons in downtown Muncie, where they can participate in a festival kick off  party featuring a BMX stunt show, music, bike-themed challenges, games, and a children’s bounce house.

Day 2 of Cardinal Greenways Bike Fest will be Great Greenway Tour Day.  Touring the greenways will begin at 7:00 am Saturday, July 29. Tour participants can ride all or part of the 62+ miles of the Cardinal Greenway and the 6.8 miles of the White River Greenway. Included in the $35 registration fee is a short guided bike tour, with options of Muncie’s historical sites: Weird Muncie, Green Muncie, and Ball State University, as well as a Brewery Tour. Lunch is included, plus a Cardinal Greenways Bike Fest 2017 shirt. Families are invited to visit Cardinal Greenways’ headquarters, the Historic Wysor St. Depot, from 10 am to 1 pm.  Supported by Ball Brothers Foundation, Cardinal Greenways will provide free family-fun activities, biking safety demonstrations, and outdoor games.

Photo courtesy of Cardinal Greenways.

Photo courtesy of Cardinal Greenways.

On Day 3, July 30, Cardinal Greenways Bike Fest will host the second Muncie Grand Prix Criterium Race— a USA Cycling sanctioned race. On the streets of downtown Muncie, the 0.7 mile course offers a variety of races with participants competing for money and prizes. A spectator favorite, The Corporate Challenge, will feature teams from local businesses and organizations, competing in a relay-style challenge.

Food and beverages including local craft beer for those 21 and over with a valid ID will be available all three days.

For more information, please visit or call Cardinal Greenways at 765-287-0399

Here’s a video review of last year’s event.