Archive LdL 2012

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When: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Time: 8 a.m. start
What: Bike Ride looping the Loup river in scenic Northeast Nebraska
Where: Begins and ends in Columbus, NE
Registration will be available on

Loup d' Loup is a tour bike ride open to cyclists of all levels covering up to 60 miles of Northeast Nebraska's scenic Loup river loop. The ride begins and ends in Columbus, NE, making stops through the communities of Duncan, Silver Creek and Genoa. At each stop, full supported sags will be available with ample water and food for riders to keep up their energy. The ride will end at Commonwealth Electric in Columbus, NE where a post-event celebration with giveaways and complimentary food and drinks will be made available to all participants and their families.

The goal of Loup d' Loup is to raise awareness and funding for polio eradication. At one time, more than 125 countries were polio-endemic, causing the paralysis of over 350,000 children each year. Today, endemic polio has been eliminated from all but four countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nigeria. 100% of the proceeds from Loup d' Loup will directly benefit the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary International's mission to eradicate polio worldwide.