The 44th Annual ADEC Ride-A-Bike is just one month away!

Join us May 21 at Northridge High School in Middlebury for a fun morning on the Pumpkinvine Trail to raise awareness and funds for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ADEC Ride-A-Bike, presented by 1st Source Bank and Community Foundation of Elkhart County, is a community ride/walk with courses of varying distances and fun SAG stops along the way.

Many of you asked for it, so this year we’re giving participants the ability to register and collect pledges online in advance of the event. Check out the new registration site by clicking here. Be among the first to set up your own personal fundraising page and share it with friends. The best part is the friends who support you may pay their pledges online. No more going door-to-door to collect.

What else is new this year?

 A free carb-loading spaghetti supper will be served to registrants from 5 to 7 p.m. May 20 at Das Dutchman Essenhas. Participants also will be able to pick up their packets at this time, so no waiting in line the next morning.

Recognition of top pledge winners will happen on May 20 during the spaghetti supper.

A village of Shop and Learn resource booths featuring ADEC art, bicycle accessories, and other products and services offered by Ride-A-Bike sponsors and    partners will be open for browsing before the start of the ride.

Ride Marshal Roy Stern will lead riders at the start.

  Kyle Hankins, one-half of ADEC’s Chicago Marathon 2015 duo team, will lead walkers.

Don’t miss the longest-running event of it kind in Elkhart County. Find out why so many families have made Ride-A-Bike a favorite spring tradition. Your support helps ADEC fulfill its mission to provide more choice and more possibility to the people we serve.

Stu and Faith

Stu from the South Bend Cubs will be returning to Ride-A-Bike this year. In this scene from 2015, he’s chatting with Faith Nickel. (ADEC photo by Rod Tackett)

Hawthorne kids for web

A team from Hawthorne and Roosevelt elementary schools in Elkhart hams it up with Stu. Hawthorne students have been coming to Ride-A-Bike for eight years. (ADEC photo by Rod Tackett)