Ride for art

Riders make their way down the road during an earlier The HeART of Idaho Century Ride. Courtesy Kort Duce

The HeART of Idaho Century Ride takes cyclists through farmlands around Idaho Falls. Courtesy Kort Duce

Cyclists’ pain is art’s gain Saturday in Idaho Falls.

The ninth annual HeART of Idaho Century Ride will draw cyclists ranging in age from 5 to 85 from several states to eastern Idaho, all to benefit The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho.

Riders have a choice of distances and difficulties, from the 25-miler designed for first-time riders and families who will pedal along the Snake River to a 100-miler meant for experienced riders that circles the city and features a climb of more than 2,000 feet. There’s also a 62-miler for intermediate riders and an easier 100-miler (The Cupcake 100) that follows a less-challenging path.

The event is followed by a barbecue at Snake River Landing that will feature live music, a beer garden, massage therapists and prize drawings.

The cost is $40 for the 25-mile ride, $65 for the longer rides and $99 for the 25-mile family package that includes two adults and two children ($25 for each additional child).

Registration is available at http://bit.ly/2vOvtwS. Forms are also available at Dave’s Bike Shop (367 W. Broadway), Idaho Mountain Trading (474 Shoup Ave.) and Bill’s Bike Shop (930 Pier View Dr.)

Packet pickup is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho (300 S. Capital Ave.). Registration/check-in is set for 6 a.m. Saturday with racing scheduled to begin at 7 a.m.

All proceeds help The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho bring art to local elementary schools.

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