Pilots and bikers are gearing up for the 13th annual Bicycle Balloon Race on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Raindate for this event is Thursday, August 1. This event is a highlight each year because it is an event that gives back.
Bicyclists and pilots team up in this unique race to raise money and have some fun. Pilots graciously donate a balloon ride to the biker who pays a registration fee – of which 100% goes to the charity. The biker rides in the balloon and their bike gets strapped to the outside of the basket. The pilots must fly past a boundary line designated on a map. Once past the boundary line they may land and drop their biker off. The biker races back to the Fairgrounds.
The Bicycle Balloon Race raises money for local charities. The past few years fundraising efforts benefited the Fred Grotenhuis Memorial Scholarships, a 501c3. Donations in 2019 will benefit the newly formed Fred T. Grotehnhuis Veterans Community Center project, (currently in the process of filing for 501c3 status.) For more informaiton on this project contact Giulia Grotenhuis at email below.
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