More than 800 people ages 7 to 62 participated in the Lake Norman Excursion Saturday, that started from Lowe’s headquarters in Mooresville. Cool Breeze Cyclery in Mooresville, The Trek Store of Charlotte and Lowe’s teamed up with the American Red Cross to plan the event, that raised about $35,000 for the Red Cross.
Riders chose from 100, 68, and 40-mile routes, and families also had the option of a family fun ride on the Lowe’s campus. The day also included a 5K.
Alexander Jimkovich came in first in the 100-mile race, with a time of 4:19:27. Tom Klugh, of Cornelius, took second, finishing with a time of 4:21:07, and James Good, of Davidson, took third, with a time of 4:24:19.3.
In the 5K, Derek Kidwell, of Mooresville, took first, finishing with a time of 18:32.4. Charlotte’s Bill Wenner came in second, at 18:58.8, and Davidson’s Mo Chen took third, with a time of 19:36.8. (Click here to view all the results)
The excursion was started by Dwight Calloway in the mid 1980s. The ride started in Denver, N.C., and ran along the shores of Lake Norman. The ride was discontinued in the early 90s when Calloway retired, but Cool Breeze and its partners have given it new life.