09/02/11 The Ancilla College Alumni Association, in association with the annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival, will host the 21st annual Blueberry Festival Bicycle Cruise on Saturday, September 3 in Plymouth.

The cruise is described as “gently rolling” and is a “leisure ride to be travelled at your own pace”, allowing riders to appreciate the scenery and stop to enjoy various attractions along the way. 

Routes will be available covering 31, 41, and 63 miles, and a special “Family” route of 16 miles will also be made available.

Points of interest throughout the routes include Lake Maxinkuckee, The Culver Academies, Ancilla College, the Twin Lakes area, and the starting point of the infamous “Trail of Death” of the Potawatomi Indiana tribes.

According to Ancilla College Alumni Association representative Jill Neidlinger, almost 200 riders have already registered and a total of 500 riders is expected.

Riders may register at Webster Elementary school between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. EDT the day of the event for an entry fee of $20 per rider or $50 per family.

T-shirts will also be available for purchase.  The official t-shirt for this year’s event was designed by Laren Bailey, a South Bend resident and former Ancilla College student.

Ancilla College is a Catholic, two-year, co-educational, liberal arts college in Donaldson, Indiana sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

Photo:  Jill Neidlinger (left) and Laren Bailey.