5th Annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Race set for April 19

Posted By | March 21, 2014 8:24 pm

The 5th Annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Race will be April 19, 2014, with the starting points in downtown Sparta.

The race starts on North Main Street at 9 a.m., April 19, with bikers traveling out Highway 84 in the Cherry Creek community. The race will end around 12:30 p.m.

The Fragrant Mushroom Time Trial will start at 2 p.m. The time trial will go out Highway 84 and right onto Blue Springs Road. Bikers will ride Blue Springs Road to Bethel Church of Christ where they will turn around and go back down Blue Springs Road onto Highway 84 and back to the start/finish line at North Main and Rhea streets.

“Last year, we had 286 racers, and we expect more this year,” Jeannie Shafer, Aaron’s mother, said. “This is a real boost to the tourism economy, in Sparta.

Proceeds will benefit the Aaron Shafer Memorial Foundation.

For more information about the race, cash prizes and trophies, and to view maps of the course routes, visit Spartabikefest.com or Contact Cherri McNeil at (931) 836-8190 or tmcneil@blomand.net.

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