This year’s annual Hancock Flat 50 is coming up soon on August 28! You can participate as a cyclist of any skill level in one of the 50- or 25-mile biking routes, or you can come out for the post-ride festival with activities for the kids, live music, food trucks and more. Learn more about the ride below or register your family today at hancockflat50.com.

Hancock Flat 50 History

The annual Hancock Flat 50 event was created in partnership with the Hancock County Tourism Commission and Hancock Health, in order to promote getting active for health as well as community engagement and the many amenities that Hancock County has to offer. The first Hancock Flat 50 was held in 2016. That ride included 150 participants of all skill levels and ages. Since then, cyclists have nearly tripled, with more than 420 riders in 2019. The 2020 ride was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event is back and ready for more riders in 2021!

How to Register

There are multiple options to register yourself or your family for the Hancock Flat 50 ride. The 25-mile ride includes 1 drink ticket, 1 meal ticket, 2 sags stops during the ride, and a shirt for entries by Aug. 1. The 50-mile ride registration includes the same features as well as an additional sags stop. Crossfitters will enjoy the “Flat and Fit” option, which includes the 25-mile ride plus a mystery Crossfit WOD (Workout of the Day). And for those looking to register as a spectator, you can select the “Easy Ride,” which includes 1 meal ticket and a shirt for entries by Aug. 1. 

The ride begins at 9 a.m. with the start/finish line at the corner of S. Pennsylvania Street and North Street in downtown Greenfield. Participants can pick up their registration packets either that day at 7:30 a.m. or at the Family Bike Chain the day prior from noon-6 p.m. VIP parking spots are also available for just $15. 

Proceeds Benefit Hancock Co Trails

When you participate in the Hancock Flat 50, the proceeds from your registration fee will be put back into the community to encourage more interest in cycling and physical activity. Since the first ride in 2016, $28,000 has been donated to projects like the Hancock County Trail Plan, extending local walking/biking trails and increasing signage for biker and pedestrian safety. 

Post-Ride Festival

Once you finish your Hancock Flat 50 ride, the party is just getting started. This year’s post-ride festival in the Living Alley will include live music, local food trucks, as well as drinks such as an exclusive Pedal Pusher brew from Greenfield’s own Wooden Bear Brewing Co. We’ll also have fun activities for the kids throughout the day. And our recovery zone for cyclists completing the race will feature not just your typical recovery area items, but the opportunity to try out our pulse compression recovery boots, which can improve blood flow and circulation following your ride for less muscle fatigue. 

There’s still time to register for the Hancock Flat 50, with the deadline coming up soon on Aug. 25. To learn more about participating or volunteer opportunities, contact the organizers online or at 317-468-4231.