Malone directs Fabulous 4th Bike Tour this year

Published 11:03 am Friday, April 20, 2012

Riders in a previous Fabulous 4th Bike Tour. (photo by Chris Bartol Photography)

New, shorter route added to event
The Fabulous 4th Bike Tour will take place on Wednesday, July 4, starting from Harmon Field in Tryon. The ride this year is organized by the Rotary Club of Tryon and is under the direction of Katie Malone.
Malone is a local resident who has been involved in endurance sports her entire life and has made it her career to coach triathletes, runners and cyclists as well as organize events. She said she hopes to grow the Fabulous 4th event by encouraging intermediate and beginner riders to take part in the new, shorter route of 34 miles. More experienced riders can still ride the popular 67-mile route through Hunting Country, up the Greenville Watershed and down the Saluda Grade. Malone said she believes that including all ability levels gives the Fabulous 4th bike tour something for everyone.
This year the ride will start at 7 a.m. to take advantage  of cooler morning temperatures and will also feature healthier fare for lunch afterwards.
All proceeds go to raise funds for the Rotary Club of Tryon’s Gift of Life program.
For more information about the ride or how to become a sponsor, visit www.fabulous4thbiketour.org.
– article submitted by Katie Malone