Regrettably, we have made the very difficult decision
to cancel the 2020 Willkie Days Five in 50 Bike ride due
to the risk posed by COVID19. After careful consideration
we felt that this decision was in the best interest of
protecting the health of our riders and volunteers. We
hope that you will be able join us on September 18, 2021
for a bigger and even better ride and event.
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Take in breathtaking scenery, improve your fitness, and support a community's efforts to preserve a piece of history. The Five in 50 Covered Bridge Ride offers riders the premier riding experience in our region. In a post-event survey, 100% of last year's riders indicated that they will return this year. Here's what else riders had to say:
Your support of the Five in 50 Covered Bridge Ride directly impacts the Rush County community.
The Five in 50 Covered Bridge Ride is a fundraiser for the Rush County Community Foundation. All proceeds from the ride are permanently endowed at RCCF, forever supporting the community by providing impactful grants to the most important community causes and needs. Help us preserve our bridges, improve our community, and support our people by riding, donating, forming a team, and sharing the opportunity!
The bridges featured in our event are historic covered bridges, dating back to the 1870s. Less than 2000 covered bridges remain in the world today, and Rush County is proud to be home to five functioning bridges. Three generations of the Kennedy family built 23 bridges in Rush County between the 1870s and early 1900s. The "Five in 50" ride provides you the unique opportunity to cycle through each of the bridges that remain operational in our community today.