Friends to hold annual bike tour

Days before the music begins, a bike tour will be held on August 17, starting at Thespian Hall in Boonville to celebrate the Missouri Festival of the Arts.
According to a release from the Friends of Historic Boonville, this long-standing Central Missouri bicycling event is a social ride for 42 miles through rural Cooper and Moniteau counties.  A very challenging optional 10 additional miles for the Loop to Lupus is offered. 
The fundraiser for the festival will begin bright and early with registration at 6 a.m. At 7:30 a.m. the ride departs Thespian Hall. Registration is $20 on or before August 14, and $25 after August 15.  
The Friends would like to thank Event Chairman M.L. Cauthon, Danny Kammerich for coordinating sponsors for the rest stops, Unlimited Opportunities, YMCA, Boonville Rotary Club, Isle of Capri, Jacqueline and Adam Chenault for sponsoring the rest stops during the ride, and to the many other volunteers involved with this event.  
More information is available by calling the Friends at 660-882-7977 or 888-588-1477 or by emailing
Registration forms can be found at