28th Annual RAIN Ride kicks off in Terre Haute

RAIN RIDE

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – More than one thousand bicyclists cycled through downtown Terre Haute Saturday morning.

The 28th annual ride across Indiana began bright and early at Saint Mary of the Woods College.

The event is put on by the Bloomington Bicycle Club.

Organizers estimate more the 1,300 cyclists took place in the 160 mile ride.

The cross state tour takes us highway 40 in Terre Haute and ends in Richmond, Indiana.

For many cyclists, simply completing the ride is an accomplishment, but it’s also about giving back.

“It supports grants in a five-county area around Bloomington and Monroe County, and agencies write grant proposals to us. Last year we gave out $15,000 and this is basically where this money comes from,” said Keith Bobay, Director of Registration for the RAIN Ride.

The ride can take anywhere from eight to twelve hours.

The last cyclist should arrive in Richmond around 9 o’clock tonight.

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