Niles Burn Run approved for July 13-14Published 12:10pm Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The 12th Annual Niles Burn Run is slated for July 13-14 at the amphitheater in Riverfront Park and downtown Niles.
The Niles City Council gave unanimous approval Monday night to Niles Burn Run Inc. to conduct the event.
Founded in 2001, the Niles Burn Run has grown from a single 50-mile escorted motorcycle ride to a two-day motorcycle festival. This event will serve as a fundraiser for the promotion of healing, self-esteem, confidence and general well being of burn-injured children attending the Great Lakes Burn Camp.
The event will include various local bands, a silent auction, National Guard climbing wall, dunk tank, bike show, fire truck pull and other motorcycle-related entertainment.
Burn Run Inc.,will be using the southeast corner office of the former 1st Source Bank located at 127 E. Main St., as a temporary office and registration sign-up for the weekend of July 13-14.
Several streets in the downtown area will be closed beginning i the morning of July 13.
On July 13, overnight camping will be allowed in Riverfront Park for Christian Motorcycle Association and Niles Burn Run staff.