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Hundreds expected to ride Le Tour de Manure

February 21, 2013|By CELESTE ALVAREZ | Staff Writer
  • Cyclists gather on Main Street in El Centro for the start of the 2011 Le Tour de Manure.
Eric Miller file photo

Hundreds of local bicyclists will soon be riding the streets of El Centro during the Le Tour De Manure on Saturday morning.

Organized by the city, the annual bicycling event will include three routes ranging from 15-, 25- and 50-mile distances, explained city Special Event Coordinator Martha Mier.

“It’s a lot of riders and a lot of fun,” Mier said.

All the fun will begin Saturday with registrations at 7 a.m., and the event scheduled for 8 a.m. with early registration welcomed, Mier said.

“The entrance fees for adults are $30 and $10 for juniors, with all the proceeds benefiting the Imperial Valley Special Olympics,” Mier said.

Having raised more than $2,000 in previous years, Mier hopes that more can be raised to help support the group’s uniforms, equipment and traveling expenses.

For more information contact the city at 760-337-4555

Staff Writer Celeste Alvarez can be reached at 760-337-3442 or at calvarez@ivpressonline.com

If you go

What Le Tour de Manure bike ride 

When Registration begins at 7 a.m.; the ride at 8 a.m. Saturday

Where El Centro Community Center, 375 S. First St., El Centro

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