N.E.A.T (North East Allen Tour)

October 4, 2014 Metea County Park

Sponsored by Allen County Parks, Friends of Metea and Summit City Bikes and Fitness

Enjoy an beautiful fall day through scenic northern Allen County. The 20, 40, and 62 mile tours will include stops at Metea, Payton and Cook’s Landing County Parks. All routes also pass Bicentennial Woods and Vandolah Preserves, owned by ACRES Land Trust. The 40 and 62 mile routes also tour southern Dekalb County and surrounding Amish communities. Snacks, drinks, light lunch and emergency transportation service will be provided. HELMETS REQUIRED!!!  Be careful of wet leaves in the roadway, they can be very slippery. Please let us know what you think of the tour, and how we might improve it in the future!  REGISTRATION FORM LINK AT BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

General Information:

NEAT will begin and end at the entrance parking lot at Metea County Park, located at the corner of Union Chapel Road and Leo Road (SR1) west of Cedarville. THIS IS NOT A RACE. Take your time and enjoy the scenery. The ride will begin at 9 AM, and will be held rain or shine. No refunds will be made! Volunteers will provide emergency transportation service to transport riders back to thier cars in case of severe exhaustion or major breakdown.

Requirements:

  1. All riders are required to wear helmets and be in good physical condition to complete the ride.
  2. Multi speed bikes (10 speed or more) with good brakes are a good idea for this ride. A water bottle is strongly recommended. There are some gravel and dirt roads and the route does cross a few busy highways.
  3. Riders must be prepared to repair thier own flat tires and complete minor repairs.
  4. Riding single file is preferred. If walking up a hill, keep to the far right shoulder of the road. Be courteous to your neighbor, stay to the right side and never cross the center line of the road. Verbally warn other riders if your passing and pass only to thier left.
  5. Riders must obey all traffic signs, signals and laws.
  6. An adult must accompany riders under the age of 16.

Registration:

Registration and Check In will open at 8:30 AM for the 20, 40, and 62 mile routes. Registration packets will include the route map.

Registration Form:

Click here to download a registration form and liability release, bring it with you the day of the ride, fully completed and you’ll get out on the tour much quicker. You may copy this form as many times as you would like.

For more information contact Allen County Parks at Metea County Park Nature Center:

8401 Union Chapel Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
Phone: 260.449.8619
Fax:     260.627.5314
email:  metea “at”allencountyparks.org  (replace “at” with @)