of the Will B. Rolling to Ben Bikin' Tour
The Mayor of Port Byron visited Sparta to ride the famous Elroy-Sparta Trail in 2013 and was impressed with the statue. He commissioned F.A.S.T. to build a replica of Ben Bikin’ for his town in Port Byron, IL and named it “Will B. Rolling”.
A friendship between the two mayors rose, and they talked about creating a bicycling event between the two towns.
The Sparta Area Chamber was asked to get involved, and started collaborating with the two cities. We eventually hired Bicycle Illinois to coordinate the logistics of the event.