By Ann Seidel/BayCare Clinic

Summer means warm weather, family vacations, and well-deserved time off. This summer, it also means our first BayCare Clinic Century Bayshore to Lakeshore bike ride.

Our century ride will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. Cyclists can choose to ride either a 20-, 60-, or 100-mile course.

The BayCare Clinic Century starts and ends at our corporate headquarters at 1035 Kepler Drive in the I-43 Business Park on Green Bay’s far east side. Participants will bike through portions of Brown, Kewaunee, and Door counties, enjoying scenic farmscapes, gently rolling hills, and shoreline vistas. These are views that ordinarily might be missed if traveling by car.

Our ride is part of the BayCare Clinic Bikes wellness initiative. BayCare Clinic Bikes promotes cycling as a healthy, family-friendly activity. Its efforts are aimed toward increasing bicycling and advocating for cycling safety throughout northeastern Wisconsin.

The BayCare Clinic Century Bayshore to Lakeshore ride isn’t a competition. It’s designed for participants of all ability and age levels. Whether you’re a serious cyclist looking to challenge yourself, a tourist seeking to explore northeastern Wisconsin, or just looking to get out and have fun with your family, consider signing up. No matter which course you ride, we just want to see you enjoy the opportunity.

We created this event to promote health and wellness and to show how fitness goals can be met through biking. It provides a fun way to meet those goals. We want all of our participants to enjoy this event and come back for future century rides.

We hope you consider taking part in this event. We already have nearly 300 riders registered. It’ll be an exciting and memorable day for all participants.

Registration is open at baycarecentury.com. The fee is $50 if you sign up before ride day and is $60 on the day of the event. Proceeds from the ride benefit the BayCare Clinic Foundation, which supports causes and organizations that help provide improved health and livelihood to the people of northeastern Wisconsin.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, June 3.

– Ann Seidl, event director for the BayCare Clinic Century Bayshore to Lakeshore, and director of marketing and public relations for BayCare Clinic.