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Volunteers Needed for Buffalo Soldiers Bike Ride

The Ledger Independent

Volunteer registration for the Buffalo Soldiers Bike Ride fund-raiser will be Saturday, Feb. 27.

The registration will take place in the Fieldhouse at Mason County High School and will be hosted by the MCHS Col. Charles Young Battalion from 10 a.m. to noon.

In addition to needing cyclists to ride the course, volunteers are being sought to help man stations along the route in both Ohio and Kentucky, as well as at the Young cabin, the beginning and ending point of the ride.

The bike ride is a locally planned event, scheduled to coincide with the national observance of the 1896 Buffalo Soldiers 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps excursion from Fort Missoula, Mont. to Yellowstone National Park.

The Buffalo Soldiers Bike Ride Fund-raiser is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, with a start time of 8 a.m. Registration and details on the event and route can be found online at:


The registration fee is $50 until May 25, 2016, and $60 up to the day of the event.

It will begin in May's Lick, the birthplace of Young and end in Ripley, Ohio, where Young was raised. Due to the nature of the course, no one under 18 years of age is permitted to participate, according to the website.

For persons interested in making a donation to the event, an option to do so can be found on the website.

The Ledger Independent is online at: http://www.maysville-online.com