I’m sure most of us have a nice little Saturday planned, go to Home Deport, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed Bath & Beyond. I don’t know. I don’t know if I’ll have time.
But if you don’t have plans this Saturday, you could always decide to pedal 124 miles around Lake Okeechobee on a whim.
The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County is hosting it inaugural Loop the Lake for Literacy bicycle ride on Saturday morning. Cyclists can choose between a 25 kilometer, or roughly 7-mile ride, a 50 kilometer ride from Belle Glade to Clewiston and back, a 100 kilometer ride from Belle Glade to Moore Haven and back or the big kahuna, a 200-kilometer, of 124 mile ride all the way around Lake Okeechobee.
Literacy Coalition CEO Darlene Kostrub said she got the idea for the bicycle ride fund-raiser from one of her reading tutors, Steve Levine, who is also the CEO of Levenger, a Delray Beach-based company that makes reading-related products.