COLUMBUS – Saturday, local residents had the opportunity to help raise money for The Royal Family Kids Camp with the Loup D’ Loup Bike Ride.
Rebecca Raymond, support and gear coordinator of the event, said The Loup D’ Loup Bike Ride is an annual ride that raises money towards these two causes and this year makes it the 9th year for the local event, says Raymond.”
“Half of the money we raise here today will go to pay for those camp expenses this year in 2018 there sending 40 local children to the camp it is a residential camp, an overnight camp and so the cost per child is $400 dollars per child and this is part of what raises money to help support that experience for children in foster care.”
Majority of riders have continue to come back every year to support the cause and to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Tim Pospisil, local rider, said he enjoys the rides and appreciates the sponsors who coordinates the Loup D’ Loup Bike Ride.
“This is the second year my wife and I have ridden in the Loup D’ Loup but we ve been riding for four or five years, do rides around the town and then go to Omaha and then places in Nebraska. We haven’t tried anything too big, this is about the biggest we do, says Pospisil.”
This year the course has been updated to better support riders and traffic flow. Riders can choose from three distance options. The ride begins and ends in Columbus, making stops through the communities of Duncan, Silver Creek, Shelby, and West of Osceola.
For more information or to support you can log unto www.localraces.com