Now approaching its 47th year, ADEC’s Ride-A-Bike is the longest-running bike ride in Elkhart County and the second oldest in the state of Indiana.
There have been many changes during those 47 years, from the location to the routes and entertainment. But there is one thing you can count on to be the same almost every year: Cary Kelsey will be there with his bicycle.
Cary, who retired from ADEC in 2017 after 47 years of serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has only missed two Ride-A-Bikes since the event started in 1970.
Cary is now gearing up to ride in his 45th Ride-A-Bike on May 18 at Northridge High School.
“It’s really the people that we serve that have kept me coming back year after year, the relationships that I’ve made with clients and families over the years, and helping people to accomplish dreams,” Cary said.