Lions Sponsor Ride for Summer School

A bike rider signs up foe Lion Ryan Express event. (Photo by Pat Blair)
A bike rider signs up foe Lion Ryan Express event. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Registration started at 7 a.m. Saturday for the eighth annual Lion Ryan Express Bicycle Ride.

The event, which this year included a 5K run/walk and 1.5-mile walk, is sponsored by the Sheridan Sundowner Lions.

According to Denise Rollins, who said she's been a Lion for quite a few years, proceeds from the event benefit the Allen H. Stewart Summer School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Casper.

Registration was $25 per entrant, $50 for families, and the fees were waived if the entrant collected $100 in sponsorships from supporters.

The day-long event offers two opportunities for bicycle riders – a 20-mile ride to Big Horn and back and a 36-mile ride to the Red Grade parking area and back.

All events started and ended at Whitney Commons, and participants could start any time after they registered. All events were non-timed.

Also this year, the Lions offered a bike raffle, with two bicycles given away, courtesy of the Sheridan Bike Co., Cherni Piano Tuning and Repair and the Doug Ryan Family.

Winner of the raffle could choose a men's or women's giant Sedona DX or appropriate-size youth bicycle, and the second-place winner received the remaining bike.

View more photos below.

Members of the Sundowner Lions Club gather to start registrations. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Members of the Sundowner Lions Club gather to start registrations. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Another rider signs up. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Another rider signs up. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Riders gather to register for the ride. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Riders gather to register for the ride. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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