ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Saturday morning, more than 350 cyclists participated in the 8th annual LeTour De Bayou bike ride. Cyclists participated in 5 different races with the longest course extending a total of 101 miles. All proceeds collected at the event went to the Kent Plantation House.
“It’s vital [to receive funding], this site is geared towards educating the public,” Meredith Hudson, the event organizer said, while speaking about the importance of the Kent House. “We have a lot of kids and adults from all over the world come and visit the Kent House.”
While organizers focused on raising money, several cyclists mentioned they simply saw the event as an opportunity to get some exercise.
“I am almost 70 years old and I try to exercise four or five days a week,” Robert Bussey, a cyclist participating in the event said.
The event concluded with a 2-mile family fun ride, which included both children and adults.
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