Kreuzweg Offers Historic Ride Through Land of Cross-Tipped Churches

Staff Writer

The 3rd Annual Kreuzweg Cycling Pilgrimage of the Land of the Cross Tipped Churches will start in Maria Stein on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. This group ride of between 20 to 30 miles begins and ends at the Relic Shrine and features visits and tours of historic churches with an added stop at the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen. The route primarily traces country roads with flat terrain and rest stops at churches are between 3 and 10 miles apart. Marked roads, T-shirts and pilgrim shells are available for purchase. A box lunch will be prepared for all pilgrims at a minimal cost, payable at the picnic site. Helmets are required. Free registration is available online at: with Eventbrite or contact Auglaize & Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau at (419) 394-1294.