Five in 50 Covered Bridge Ride Supports RCCF

In September, over 200 cyclists from seven states gathered to ride through Rush County’s scenic countryside for the inaugural “Five in 50” Covered Bridge Ride.  The ride, showcasing our county’s beautiful five covered bridges in a 50 mile bicycle ride, provided support to four community organizations.  Pictured is David Willkie, ride founder, with supporters Dr. Bob Jackman, Sandy Fussner, and Larry Stout, presenting a check to the Rush County Community Foundation (Alisa Winters, Executive Director, and Marilyn Yager, RCCF Board Member).


The Rush County Community Foundation is delighted to announce that the “Five in 50” Covered Bridge Ride will now be a fundraiser for the Foundation!  In 2019, we look forward to expanding the ride to welcome more cyclists while raising community grant dollars for Rush County.   Additionally, all monies raised from the event will be matched $2 for $1 by Lilly Endowment Inc. GIFT VII, increasing Rush County Community Foundation’s ability to forever impact nonprofit organizations and residents.


Community Grant dollars are vital to Rush County nonprofit organizations.  Since 1994, over $1,000,000 in community grant funding has been injected in to our community, enriching the lives of the people in our community and providing transformational opportunities for the nonprofit organizations that serve Rush County.


The secret is out:  Rush County is a great place to visit and an even greater place to live.  With this opportunity, we look forward to sharing our community’s best assets with residents and visitors – forever.  Visit for more information on the ride.

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