BIKERIDENewton, NC – The annual Soldiers Reunion 30-60-100 Mile Century Bike Ride will be held Sunday, Aug. 21. The event begins with a mass start at the Newton Recreation Center at 8 a.m.

All bicycle rides will be conducted at each rider’s pace, with three ride lengths mapped throughout Catawba County. Each ride offers scenery and hills for cyclists to enjoy. The ride is open to everyone, but riders younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while participating.

First aid, refreshments, T-shirts, and more will be provided for all participants.

Preregistration is $20 and will be accepted until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. Late registration runs through 7:30 a.m. on ride day for $25.

Ride applications are available at Newton City Hall, the Newton Recreation Center, sponsoring locations, and online at www.newtonnc.gov/2016bikerideapplication.pdf.

Sponsors of the ride include Academy Sports+Outdoors, Carolina Glove & Safety Company, Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists, Cook’s Sporting Goods, Geppeto’s Pizza & More, Huss Bail Bonds Inc., Lee Industries, Lighting Cycles, Ned’s Carolina Barbeque Company, Pepsi, Rock N Road Bicycles, Subway, Therapeutic Solutions, and Texas Roadhouse.

For more information the 30-60-100 Mile Century Bike Ride, please call the Newton Recreation Department at 828-695-4317.