Bicycle ride through the county discussed

A bike ride event to showcase the county was discussed at the April 14 Randolph County Board of Commissioners meeting.

On hand to discuss the matter was Tom Welge, of St. Nicholas Landmark and Gilster-Mary Lee, and Jon Greenstreet, of Bike Surgeon.

Welge noted that Bike Surgeon is a well established bicycle shop in southern Illinois. He added that St. Nicholas Landmark and Bike Surgeon have held a series of bike rides for several years, mostly on backroads. Now, he’s pushing to try to get a bigger event going that could showcase Randolph County to a bigger audience of riders.

For more on the bike ride, please see this week’s print edition.