14th Annual Raintree Ride
Saturday September 27th
The 14th annual Raintree Ride, sponsored by Healthy Communities of Henry County is scheduled for Sat., Sept. 27 at Westwood Park, 1900 S. County Road 275 West in New Castle. Registration starts at 8 am and the Ride begins at 9 am.
The annual Raintree Ride features a 6, 33, 62 and 100 mile scenic bicycle ride through Henry County and offers opportunities to see the beautiful Westwood Park and historic Knightstown “Hoosier Gym” among other sites. Homemade snacks and water will be offered at stops along the routes and also at the end of the ride.
A complimentary t-shirt will be given to all participants who per-register by Sept. 13. Registration fees are $20 by September 13 and $25 after. Registration will continue up until the morning of the event. Shirts and in particular shirt sizes - are not guaranteed to participants who register after the pre-registration deadline. Registration and check-in begins the day of the ride at 8:00 AM. Those who sign up the 100 mile ride should plan to leave at 8:45 AM.
“Open to young and old alike, the Raintree Ride is fun and challenging for all riders, no matter your level of experience and is a great event for families to bike together,” said Chris Williams, Board President of Healthy Communities of Henry County.
All proceeds from this event go toward developing the recreational trails system in
Henry County being designed and constructed under the supervision of and through efforts put forth by Healthy Communities of Henry County, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit committed to enhancing the quality of life in Henry County.
For more information or to register for the ride, registration forms are available here and at the Henry County YMCA. or call Healthy Communities of Henry County at 765-529-3804.
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Glorious day for New Castle'
13th Annual Raintree Ride was a Blast
The 13th annual Raintree Ride took place on Saturday September 28, 2013 and was supported by a 100 mile ride sponsored by the Raintree Cycling Club. It was a perfect day for a ride.
Healthy Communities of Henry County
100 S. Main St., Suite 102
PO Box 921
New Castle, IN 47362
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar of Events
Healthy Communities of Henry County holds their monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00p.m. in the Community Center conference room at 100S Main St., New Castle. Come and join us.
14th Annual Raintree Ride, September 27, 2014
International Walk to School Day Oct. 9,
Healthy Communities Flyer
Proposed Map of Raintree Trails & Greenways
National Road Heritage Trail Brochure/Map
14 th Annual Raintree Ride Bicycling Event
A continued 'Thank You!'
to our generous sponsors:
Henry County Community Foundation
Henry County Memorial Hospital Foundation
Pfenninger, Claxton, & Estelle Insurance Group
South Henry Regional Waste District
Dr. Helen Steussy
Glen Oaks Health Campus
Henry County YMCA
Citizens State Bank
The Courier Times
Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service
Three Rivers SWMD
Atlas Collections, Inc.
Our Board of Directors
Chris Williams, President
JoAnne McCorkle, Vice President
Dennis Hamilton, Secretary
Jerry Cash, Treasurer
Healthy Communities and Economic Development
Mr. Bob Grewe, President and CEO of the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corp. recently spoke at the Healthy Communities annual board meeting, touting the work of Healthy Communities - particularly the recreational trails system development - as a great asset to Henry County. To view more of Mr. Grewe's presentation, please click here. To find out more about economic development in Henry County, please visit the NCHC EDC homepage!
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