VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A very special bike ride hopes to show off a unique part of the Wabash Valley while paying tribute to a historical figure.
The first-ever 'Ernie's Ride at the Rise' is happening on Saturday in Vermillion County.
It's a bike ride at the Vermillion Rise Mega Park at the former Newport Chemical Depot.
The Vermillion Trails Alliance is hosting the event.
Leaders say they have two purposes...to pay tribute to Vermillion County native and World War II journalist, Ernie Pyle and the second is to let people see the mega-park.
It has not been open to the public.
The races have options ranging from one mile to 25.
Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and the ride starts at 9:00.