Thursday, March 17, 2016

Third Annual Vol State Cycling Classic May 14

Warmer weather is bringing out the bike riders. Volunteer State Community College has a fun ride for a good cause coming up. The third annual Vol State Cycling Classic, organized by the Vol State College Foundation, will be held on Saturday, May 14 and features three different rides, depending on ability and interest. The routes travel through scenic roads across Sumner County.

There will be a 15 mile Fitness Tour; a 33 mile Half Metric Century Tour; and a 63 mile Metric Century Tour. The tours will start and finish on the Vol State campus in Gallatin. There will be rest stops along the way for food, hydration, first aid and restrooms. The Metric Century Tour will leave at 8 a.m. The Half Metric will depart at 8:15 a.m. and the Fitness Tour will get underway at 8:30 a.m.

When riders finish, the college will have an event with barbecue, beverages and live music. Changing facilities and showers will also be available.

“The after ride party is maybe the best part.  We have great food and our students and faculty groups provide wonderful musical entertainment,” said Vol State president, Dr. Jerry Faulkner.

The ride cost is $40 in advance registration and $45 on May 13 or 14 at the site. Riders will get a t-shirt and a goody bag. Only riders who sign up by April 22 are guaranteed to receive a shirt in their size of preference. Route maps for each tour and a link to the registration page can be found at

Sponsors for the ride thus far include Business Credit Reports, Christian Brothers Automotive, Bluegrass Beverages, Biker’s Choice, and Road ID. There are still opportunities for sponsorships. For more information about the ride and sponsorships contact the Vol State College Foundation at 615-230-3526 or email

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