Tour de Milk here Oct. 10

Carlinville Plaza is hosting the first Tour de Milk bike race Saturday, Oct. 10, with proceeds benefiting the Carlinville Area Food Pantry and Carlinville Winning Communities.

The 31-mile bike ride starts at 7 a.m. with a packet pickup. The ride starts at 9 a.m. Start location is at Route 4 and Wilson Ave. in Carlinville. Ride Support will be provided by Wheel Fast in Chatham.

There is a $25 registration fee. Registration can be done online at www.bikereg.com/tourdemilk. Registration closes at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9. Must be 13 to ride without an adult.

Those who register are automatically entered into a raffle for a new hybrid bike. A second hybrid bike will be raffled off. Tickets for the raffle are $10.

A free event dry-fit t-shirt will be given to every registrant prior to Sept. 10. Free t-shirts with late registrations will be given as supplies last.

Information on the course will be released on Oct. 9.