Monday, June 11, 2012

Bike prizes offered for kids who participate in Chain Drive races

HANCOCK -- Portage Health, sponsor of the Chain Drive Bike races scheduled for Saturday, June 16, is offering bike prizes for kids who participate.

Junior Chain Drive race participants head for the novice trail at Portage Health in Hancock. This year a TREK Mountain Bike will be given as a door prize for a participant, age 13 or under, in the Junior Chain Drive. Two bikes will be given to young participants in the Chain Drive 16-Mile race. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

"Portage Health wants kids on bikes," says Lori Hauswirth, race organizer. "Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival is one way we are going to get them riding. If you have/know someone under 18, this is the year for them to ride Chain Drive. Two bikes will be given randomly as door prizes to kids that ride the 16-Mile event. A Kona Kahuna Deluxe will go to a rider ages 14-18 and a Kona Fire Mountain will be given to a rider 13 or under. A TREK Mountain Bike will be given as a door prize for the Junior Chain Drive. Let's encourage the kids to get out there and ride!"

Junior Chain Drive

Registration for the Junior Chain Drive is from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in Portage Health Conference Room 5. Races start at 3:30 p.m.

Those who would like to fill out the paper work for the kids' race ahead of time can send Marc Norton, Junior Chain Drive director, an email request at and he'll send you a pdf that you can print and fill out ahead of time if you wish.

Price is $5 per racer.

Volunteers still needed:

Plenty of spots are still open to help with the Junior Chain drive.

Registration -- still need 2-3 more
Traffic Control -- 7 more needed
Lap Counters -- 2 needed
Rabbit -- 1 needed for 1-lap race
Sweeps -- 5 needed (or two who can ride 8 miles)
1st Responders -- 1 more desired
Emcee (race starter, awards announcer) -- 1 needed

Click here for the schedule of the Chain Drive Race events.

Click here for information on the Junior Chain Drive.

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