September 05, 2012 | 06:37 AMPreviously called the Fat Tire Memorial Tour, the Fat Tire Ride will be held on Sept. 15 at Champs Sports Bar & Grill. Day of registration is from 8 to 11 a.m. with a casual ride start of 10 a.m. The ride route follows the shore and has stops at Shifters, The Owl, Chucks, Gordy's, Harpoon Willies, Luckes, Pier 290, Geneva Ridge, Mars and finishing at Champs where they will serve a Pig Roast dinner from 3 to 8 p.m. The pig roast is included with the registration fee.
After 15 years the Hibbard and Zadler families have decided to discontinue the ride as a memorial event but will continue to disperse two annual $4000 scholarships each for Badger High School graduates in memory of Krissy Zadler and Tim Hibbard.
Founder and Event Coordinator Dawn Marie Mancuso has decided the benefactor for the ride will be Walworth County Alliance for Children. WCAC supports children who have been physically and sexually abused as well as witness to crime and domestic violence. The funding for WCAC comes from contributions from foundations, grants, civic groups, and special events.
The WCAC will break ground this month on a new facility in Elkhorn, if you would like to make a contribution please visit www.wcacwi.org
For more information about the Fat Tire Ride visit www.fattireride.com.