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Trek raffle prize is custom Coca-Cola bike

Statement issued Monday by the city of Fort Wayne:

Fort Wayne, Ind. – This week's Trek the Trail ride offers residents more than scenic views and an opportunity to get involved in a healthy community event. Tomorrow, registered trail riders will also get the chance to win a custom-made Coca-Cola bicycle.

Coca-Cola has stepped forward to sponsor the Trek the Trail ride from IPFW to downtown and back, providing refreshments and a chance to win a custom-made bicycle. Raffle tickets will be handed out at the start of the ride and a name will be drawn at the end of the ride. The winner will take home the 26-inch dual suspension Coca-Cola bicycle.

Riders will meet at IPFW, in the parking lot on the east side of the St. Joseph River, near the Venderly Family Bridge. Participants should arrive at 5:30 p.m., in order to register for the bike raffle; riders are asked to wear helmets. The 8-mile ride will kick-off at 6 p.m.

With temperatures expected to be in the high 90s, riders should wear light clothing and bring plenty of fluids. If there is unsafe weather – such as lightning or extreme heat – the ride will be cancelled. A cancellation notice will be posted at, on the Rivergreenway's page for News and Events.

The City is hosting its third season of Trek the Trails – a popular series of free, guided community bike rides along 68 miles of trail network. Trek the Trails – which runs from May through September – features a series of 22 Tuesday evening rides, four Saturday rides and a stargazing bike ride in October.

For a complete list of scheduled rides, click here.

The City is looking for additional sponsors. Any businesses or agencies interested in sponsoring rides should call 427-6228.

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