by Beth Stauffer

Riders Prepare to Take Part in the 3rd Annual Mayors Ride in 2012

New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald has announced that the 4th Annual Mayor’s Ride will be held on Sunday, May 5th, 2013.  The event is being sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and the New Haven Parks and Recreation Department.

The route will encompass over 40 miles of roadway, beginning at Schnelker Park and ending on Broadway in downtown New Haven.  A donation of $10 per bike will be accepted from participants, and all monies received will directly benefit the Veteran’s Memorial and Schnelker Memorial Park.  Registration will begin at 11 am in Schnelker Park on May 5th, or participants can pre-register by calling the Parks Department Office at 260-749-2212.

A raffle will be held, and prizes will be given out for Early Birds, Best of Show, Best of Paint, and Best Trike at the event.  A Vintage Bike Show will also be held prior to the ride, and a swap meet will take place at the conclusion of the ride at 3 pm.

The businesses located along Broadway have been asked to remain open on Sunday afternoon to showcase New Haven’s downtown area, as motorcycle ride events like these can draw a large crowd of riders and spectators from all over the tri-state region.

Businesses interested in sponsoring the Mayor’s Ride or those wishing to provide a door prize for the raffle should call the Mayor’s Office at 260-748-7070.

POSTED: 03/22/13 at 8:28 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment