More than 300 cyclists turned out on the last Sunday of summer for the Orange County Bicycle Club’s popular Country Roads Bike Tour. Also known as the “Ride with the Camels” for the special guests along the routes, the annual charity bike tour raised $20,000 for three not-for-profit community organizations.
The beneficiaries of the 2017 tour were Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan, and The Sanctuary for Animals. All the funds raised go directly toward supporting the programs and services of these organizations.
The Bike Tour started and finished at Warwick Town Park. Riders chose from 10, 25, 45, and 65-mile routes and could ride at their own pace or with groups lead by an experienced Bike Club member. Along the scenic routes, riders had access to rest stops staffed by Bike Club volunteers and stocked with beverages, home-baked treats and other refreshments, and restroom facilities.