Picton Rotary Lilac Ride back peddling after two year break due to covid

Rotary Lilac Ride




The Picton Rotary Lilac Ride is back in full swing this weekend after a two year hiatus due to COVID-19.

At Tuesday’s Rotary meeting David Wilder, part of the Lilac Ride committee, gave an update on the upcoming event and confirmed the volunteers for the event.

“We’ve been working very hard to get this ride ready,” Wilder stated Rotary. “We have 134 registered riders as of this morning and the last ride in 2019 we had about 30 or 40 register the day of the event so we don’t know whether that will repeat itself or not, but from a food point of view between the volunteers, the riders, last minute guys and the guys we have so far were hoping to have something around 200 people to partake in our BBQ lunch. And thanks to Foodland in Picton for supplying the food for this event.”

The annual Lilac Ride event in memory of Jim Barkman, which is taking place on Sunday, May 29, supports Rotary charitable initiatives with all funds raised used for local charitable organizations in The County.

All routes will start and finish at the Picton Community Centre Rotary Hall with registration opening at 7:30am. The courses take riders along some of the county’s most beautiful cycling routes including Big Island, Northport and Green Point.

There will be a 25km, 50km and 100km route all with different start times. Water will be available at different checkpoints along the routes and a post race BBQ will finish off the day from 11-2.

For more information on the ride or to register please visit https://pictonrotary.ca/page/annual-lilac-ride