Spring Cycle takes over dozens of roads

A map of the four different routs for the Fort 4 Fitness Spring Cycle on Saturday May 16, 2015.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) More than 1,000 bikers will be downtown Saturday for the 4th annual Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle.

Crews will begin blocking off roads Friday to prepare for Saturday’s races and vendors. Main Street between Lafayette and Clinton streets will be closed for 24-hours starting Friday at 5 p.m. Another road closure on Saturday includes Barr Street from Main to Lewis streets.

The Spring Cycle includes four different routes for bikers at beginning and advanced stages. The map above shows the roads impacted by the race and the course for the different loops.

Click here to download a larger version of that map. 

All other roads used during the race are “biker friendly” according to staff with Fort4Fitness, meaning bikers and motorists will “share the road” during the different courses. Drivers should look for “share the road” signs spread throughout the areas of the race. Police will also be on standby to help guide traffic on those roads.

As of Friday afternoon, there were about 1,000 bikers signed up. Leaders anticipate the final number of participants to be between 1,200 and 1,300 after late registration. Anyone interested in registering for the Spring Cycle can do so from Friday night from 5 to 8 at the Arts United Campus off of Main Street and Saturday morning starting at 7 a.m.

The Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle starts at 9 a.m.

The free event Kickstart4Kids will go from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. During that time, children can get their bicycles checked and fitted. There is also an obstacle course for children to ride through.

There will also be about 20 venders on Main Street, including bicycle shops and businesses in the fitness industry. Various food trucks will also be on Main Street during the day.

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