United Way of Williams County in conjunction with Williams County Public Library and Montpelier Public Library are sponsoring the Tour de Book Bicycling Event on Saturday, October 13, 2012. This will be a 74 mile bicycle ride beginning at Bryan Library and traveling to every public library in Williams County. Registration begins at 8:00 am at the Bryan Main Library and the tour begins at 8:30 am. Libraries on the route will include: Bryan, Stryker, West Unity, Pioneer, Montpelier, Edon, and Edgerton. Funds raised by this event will benefit the United Way Imagination Library, Williams County Public Libraries, and the Montpelier Public Library.
Rules for the event are as follows. Both teams and individuals are allowed to participate. Participants can get sponsors for $1.00 per mile that is completed or can ride for a flat fee of $25.00. Riders must be 18 or older to ride the entire 74 miles. Those unable to ride the whole 74 miles are welcome to ride just a leg of the route for $10.00.
Water, Gatorade, granola bars, and fresh fruit will be provided free to riders at the libraries along the route. Pizza will be served to the riders for lunch at the Montpelier Public Library.
WCPL library locations will be open for business certain hours during the tour as listed below. The Main library in Bryan will be open from 8:00 to 10:00 am. Larry the Library Lion will lead the bikers to the outskirts of Bryan toward Stryker. Arrival time at Stryker will be approximately 9:00. The Stryker Library will be open from 8:30 am till 10:30 a.m. West Unity arrival time will be around 10:00 am, and the West Unity Library will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Arrival time at Pioneer Library will be around 11:00 am. The Pioneer Library will be open from 10:30 to 12:30 pm. Arrival time at the Montpelier Public Library will be around noon with a pizza lunch being served to the riders there at that time.
Anticipated arrival time at Edon Public Library is 1:30 pm, and the Edon Public Library will be open from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Edgerton Public Library arrival time is projected to be around 2:30 pm, and that library will be open from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
For more information about the Tour de Book event, please contact the United Way of Williams County at 419-636-8603.