For the third straight week, nearly 20 bicycle riders took part in a new event in Mitchell: the Casual Tuesday Night Ride..

The ride, which takes place on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m., is a roughly 14-mile ride from the Corn Palace around Lake Mitchell and back.

The ride is designed to get newer bike riders out and enjoying group rides.

"That's the goal," Cody Denne of Ron's Bike Shop said.

The ride was originally was slated to just go for the month of July, but Denne said he plans on continuing it until it gets cold.

"It's about 14 miles around the lake, but we like to change up the route so it's not exactly the same thing every week," Denne said.

Denne said he's also noticed new faces each of the last three rides. The event is sponsored by Ron's Bike Shop and Anytime Fitness in Mitchell.

The next ride is scheduled for July 23.