This Saturday, Rockford's River District is giving you a great opportunity. Take a bike ride, get a great view of one of Rockford's coolest areas, and help out the community, all at the same time.The River District's inaugural "River District 12" is getting underway this Saturday at 7:00am. It's a 12-hour bicycle tour designed to promote bike safety and awareness, provide a bike view of the River District, and build the community's foundation.

The course is an approximately 4 and a half mile loop, containing 5 checkpoints and 8 bonus checkpoints. Bonus check-points could include helping to build something for the neighborhood, beautification of the neighborhood, or a bike safety course. Also, if you complete all the bonus checkpoints you'll be awarded with a credit of one extra lap.

You can sign up solo or in a team of 2-6 people. Entry fee is $20 per person.

Saturday's forecast is for partly cloudy skies, with a high temperature of 89. Perfect weather for getting to know the River District, and for doing some good for the community.

Since there will be no event day registration, click here to register online.

Try as you might, it will be difficult to look cooler than the WROK Cycling Team pictured below:

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