08/19/11 Culver Academies is teaming up with the Bike Barn in Culver to present another in the BB’s ongoing series of Culver history bike tours on Saturday, August 20, starting at 9:30 a.m.
The tour will begin at the Bike Barn, 103 E. Lake Shore Drive, and journey just down the street to the Culver Academies Museum & Gift Shop (102 South Main Street) for an introductory tour of the museum and opening remarks by museum curator Jeff Kenney.
Riders will then proceed to the 1894-launched Academies, where they will journey through the early years and continuing development of the school’s stately and historic, 1,800-acre campus, which includes the Woodcraft Camp, Summer Naval area, and the many iconic buildings and landmarks which have long made Culver a destination for travelers and the “hidden gem” of architectural and aesthetic charm that it is.
Included will be historical vignettes of places, people, and events, all concluding with a ride back to the Bike Barn for refreshments. Total distance will be approximately five miles round trip.
The event is free and open to the public. Riders will need to bring their own bicycles, and use of helmets is strongly encouraged. All riders ride at their own risk.
For more information, contact the Bike Barn at 574-842-3606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bike Barn’s website is www.bikebarnculver.com, and the Academies Museum & Gift Shop’s website is www.culver.org/museum (the museum may be reached by phone at 574-842-8442).