Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Local News

June 4, 2013

BOTA hosts 21st annual June tour

BROWNSBURG — Count U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita among those impressed by the trail system in Hendricks County, as he was in attendance at this past weekend’s 21st installment of the B&O Bicycle Tour.

Rain chilled temperatures early and dampened the trail, but not the spirits, as many still turned out for an event that continues to be one of the flagship annual showcases of the B&O Trail. By around 9:30 a.m., the rain had somewhat subsided.

The annual tour once again offered ride lengths of 10, 25, 45, and 62 miles with several rest stops for the riders. Diana Virgil, president of the B&O Trails Association (BOTA), said the event is as strong as ever.

“I’m a cyclist,” she said, “and I just love it. You get to see more, but you still get to talk. I’m not a fast rider, just a casual one and I love to go out and see the trees and the birds.”

Carole Terry, president of the Central Indiana Bikers Association (CIBA), introduced Rokita and noted that they had become friends earlier in the year.

“The congressman and I met earlier this year in March, and I spoke with (him) and he graciously came out to be with us,” she said. “Next year, he’s going to ride with us.”

Indeed, Rokita has taken up cycling as a hobby since that time, and echoed to the group that he has a more profound understanding of how valuable the activity can be. He also thanked those in attendance for their time and efforts.

“I’m here to encourage you and thank you for your volunteerism,” he told a packed crowd under the pavilion prior to the race. “I will also say that because of your leadership, I’ve started riding a bike out in Washington, D.C.”

Text Only
Local News
  • Author featured in documentary Mike McCarty, CEO of Safe Hiring Solutions here, was featured in the final episode of the Investigative Channel Documentary series "Very Bad Men," which aired yesterday. The final episode focuses on McCarty's book Choking in Fear, which is a memoir o

    April 16, 2014

  • Indiana Academic Standards released The Indiana Department of Education (DOE) and Center for Education and Career Innovation (CECI) recently released the final draft of proposed academic standards for math and English/language arts that will guide Hoosier teachers as they create lesson

    April 16, 2014

  • Free skin cancer screenings offered The Dermatology Center of Indiana is offering free skin cancer screenings from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 and from 7:30 a.m. to noon May 10 and 17 at the new Zionsville location, 6639 Whitestown Parkway. For more information, call 732-8980 or visit t

    April 16, 2014

  • HCF 4-16 news broady death pix Man arrested for OWI resulting in wife's death AVON — A Cicero man has been arrested in connection with an accident that killed his wife over the weekend. Brandon Broady, 26, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated resulting in death. As of press time on Tuesday, the Avon Police De

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • NASA's 'Destination Station' set to land in Indianapolis Starting April 19, residents of Indianapolis and surrounding areas are invited to experience NASA's Destination Station, a traveling multimedia exhibition designed to highlight how the International Space Station (ISS) came to be, what life is like o

    April 16, 2014

  • Danville Rotary Club presents golf outing The Danville Rotary Club will host the Harold Martin Open golf outing on May 15 at Twin Bridges Golf Club in Danville. The annual outing raises funds that are used to benefit Sycamore Services. The outing begins at 11 a.m. with lunch provided by Mayb

    April 16, 2014

  • Downtown Danville Partnership launches beautification effort Homeowners and businesses in Danville are invited to participate in a new beautification effort started here before the upcoming Mayberry in the Midwest festival on May 17-18. The Downtown Danville Partnership has formed a Main Street Beautification

    April 16, 2014

  • School board implements honors diploma DANVILLE -- The school board here agreed to implement a DHS Honors Diploma starting with the freshman class of 2018, next year. "We found, over time, that there is an unintended consequence when you have weighted grades, and that consequence is if a

    April 16, 2014

  • HCF 4-16 news musical pic 1 New musical coming to DCHS DANVILLE -- Danville Community High School will be putting on its annual musical the first weekend in May in the high school auditorium. "Thoroughly Modern Millie," based on the 1967 movie starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore, will be performe

    April 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • HCF 4-16 news danville police pic 1 Danville Police officers recognized DANVILLE -- Police officers here were recognized last week by Town Council President Marcia Lynch, for their hard work in handling a difficult situation. The accomplishments of the officers were presented to the board by Chief Bill Wright. Support S

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

New poll question: Will you be attending this year’s Indianapolis 500?

     View Results
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read