Polar Bear Ride set

Hundreds of cyclists are expected for Lake Norman's 14th annual Polar Bear Ride on Jan 14.

The Rocky River Road Club sponsors the half- and full-metric century bicycle rides through North Mecklenburg and the Lake Norman area.

Both rides start and finish at Ingersoll-Rand on Beaty Street in Davidson. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., and the rides at 10 a.m.

Cost is $20 if registered in advance and $25 on the day of the ride. Minors ride free with a parent.

The entry cost includes Jersey Mike's subs, hot soup and hot chocolate. The first 200 riders to register will receive a cycling cap and goody bag from sponsors. Door prizes will also be given away.

Registration, waiver, route sheets and directions are at and Rain date is Jan. 21.

Vehicles will cruise the course to support and transport weary riders back to the start. On-site support will be provided by The Cycle Path and Cool Breeze Cyclery.

Part of the ride proceeds will benefit the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. Joe Marusak.