Registration now is open for the Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle event May 25.
Cyclists will depart from One Summit Square this year for tour rides of 18, 33 and 43 miles; a Family Kids Ride; and a Criterium Race, a news release said. The Family Kids Ride will take place on the same course as the Criterium races, which will include top riders in the Midwest.
Tour and Family Kids Ride will start at 9 a.m., with the Criterium from 2 to 9 p.m., the news release said.
Cost is $30 per person for adults and $15 each for ages 7-12 to take part in any tour ride or the Family Kids Ride. Children ages 6 and younger ride free. Register at www.Fort4Fitness.org.
Registration now also is open for the Kids Marathon and Seniors Marathon; cost is $10 per person. To register for those or other Fort4Fitness events, or to learn more about “Get Fit in the Fort” training programs, go to www.Fort4Fitness.org.
Sumatran tigers Indah and Bugara arrived the week of Feb. 18 at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo after an all-night ride from the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas, where they were born.
The new tigers replace the Fort Wayne zoo's tigers, Teddy and Kemala, a Fort Wayne zoo news release said. Zoo officials who coordinate the breeding of this endangered species moved Teddy to the San Diego Zoo and Kemala to the Toronto Zoo, both for breeding purposes.
Because Indah and Bugara are brother and sister, they will not be allowed to breed, the local zoo said. But they get along well as siblings, so both can be out at the same time in the Tiger Forest exhibit.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced it will offer four free fishing days this year, an increase from the two days in the past, a news release said. Indiana residents can fish any public body of water without a license or trout stamp on April 20, May 18 and June 1-2.
Normally, only youth ages 17 and younger and a few other special categories of anglers can fish without a license or trout stamp, the news release said.
Want ideas on where to fish? Try the DNR's new interactive “Where to Fish” map at www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/ 3591.htm.
People who need reasonable modifications to participate effectively in free fishing days events at DNR properties should call the property at least 72 hours in advance or contact the DNR ADA Coordinator at 1-317-232-4145.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources also hopes to create more interest in fishing in urban areas. So its new Go FishIN in the City program will stock catchable-size channel catfish and rainbow trout in city park ponds, a news release said.
In Fort Wayne, ponds scheduled for stocking are those in Franke Park, Lakeside Park and Shoaff Park, the DNR's website says. Fish also will be restocked throughout the year to ensure people have a chance to catch something.
Normal fishing rules apply, except on free fishing days: People ages 18 and older need a fishing license, and those ages 17 and younger do not. Trout anglers also must buy a trout stamp in addition to a fishing license.