Ride for better health!
2017 Lorie's Lakeside Century
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Thank you to everyone that made Saturday a success! We had a great event for a great cause! Thank you to our Sponsors, Donors, Riders and Volunteers for all the work you put into the event.
Lorie’s Lakeside Century is for experienced riders, novices, individuals and groups – with routes of 26, 39, 62, 75 and 100 miles. It’s a tour, not a race, so you can ride at any pace you choose. The terrain is flat to gently rolling. All routes travel to Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Ride through Victorian-era towns and farmland on scenic back roads and enjoy incredible views along Lake Michigan. Rest and re-group at sag stops that highlight some of the spots we treasure and experience Hoosier Hospitality at its finest!
The tour continues in memory of Lorie Kirkley, and proceeds will benefit the VALPARAISO FAMILY YMCA chronic disease programs. Funding for these programs provides instructor training and payroll funding during classes, scholorships, and group celebrations. The Valparaiso Family YMCA also assists families who have been affected by cancer in a free 12-week program. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA supports individuals affected by cancer improving cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, flexibility, balance, stress management and confidence. We welcome family members to enjoy a membership during the time of the program.
The Y's Diabetes Prevention Program provides a small group of adults to discuss behavior changes that can improve the health of participants delivered over the course of a year. The program sessions are dedicated to changing health paths of at-risk individuals.