2017 Lorie's Lakeside Century

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Lorie’s Lakeside Century is for experienced riders, novices, individuals and groups – with routes of 26, 39, 62, 75 and 100 miles.  It’s a tour, not a race, so you can ride at any pace you choose.  The terrain is flat to gently rolling, hilly but no “killers.”  All routes travel to Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Ride through Victorian-era towns and farmland on scenic back roads and enjoy incredible views along Lake Michigan.  Rest and re-group at sag stops that highlight some of the spots we treasure.  And experience Hoosier Hospitality at its finest!

This year, the VNA reached out to the Valparaiso Family YMCA, whose cause is to stregethen the community in spirit, mind and body. The bicycle ride was a wonderful fit for the VNA as part of the wellness and rehabilitation program since 2008. Given the new focus of the VNA, the Valparaiso Family YMCA was asked to continue both the long history of success of the ride and provide an opportunity to help build a healthier community. The tour continues in memory of Lorie Kirkley, and proceeds will benefit the VALPARAISO FAMILY YMCA chronic disease programs supporting healthy lifestyes. The community chairmen of Lorie’s Lakeside Century, Jim and Helen Spanopolous began the ride more than 25 years ago and will continue to chair the committee in cooperation with the Valparaiso Family YMCA. 

See the Ride Details section under the "About the Ride" tab for more information.


We continue to honor the tradition of rinding in someon'e memory. If you plan on having $100 in pledges/donations turned in by the day of the ride, your registration will be waived, you will receive ONE FREE 2017 t-shirt and you will get a “memory/honor” sign, with your loved one’s name, that will be placed at a SAG stop along your route. Go to the Fundraising tab to print the pledge sheet and for pledge getting tips.


Registration is closed


Thank You

A big thank you to all who participated, donated, and volunteered in 2016.

And put your hands together to applaud our 2016 Sponsors:  Porter Health Care System and Urschel Laboratories, Jones & Kirkley Family, Puntillo & Crane Orthodontics, Calumet Crank Club, Shive-Hattery, Task Force Tips Inc, Valparaiso Soft Touch Carwash, DLZ, Lakeside Wealth Mgmt, Prompt Ambulance, General Insurance, Martin Secruity Systems inc, Schoolhouse Shop, Martin Binder Jeweler, Kaufmann Chiropractic, Home Mountain Printing, Coastal Valley Water Company, Culver's of Chesterton, Burek Farms, Family Express, Jim Shaw, Philips Ace Hardware and Town & Country.


Questions about this event?

Please feel free to contact us. If you are interested in serving on a committee for Lorie’s Lakeside Century 2018, please contact us at 219-462-4185 x230. We’d love to have you! 




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