Ready2Roll Cycling is excited to announce a planned ride for September 2017. As part of the MS-150 Recommended Ride Program this fall ride be well supported and well attended. On Saturday, September 16, Ready2Roll Cycling will be presenting the inaugural Pedal Away Alzheimer's Ride. Starting at 8:00 a.m. from the Austin County Fair and Convention Grounds in Bellville, TX, the route options will include a selection for 22, 39, 48 or 65 miles of cycling. The routes will include law enforcement at key intersections, SAG support, porta-lets at the start and finish as well as at the fully-stocked rest stops. The ride will end with a fun post-ride party. Technical support will be provided by Bike Barn and by Sun & Ski Sports.
“We selected the Bellville/New Ulm area because it offers gently rolling to moderately hilly roads and we received a lot of positive feedback from everyone on this ride during the training series,” says Marshall Cohen, the event organizer. “Marshall, Jan, Robbie and I have seen family members impacted by Alzheimer's so, when we decided to organize this ride, we agreed that the ride would benefit the Alzheimer's Association.”
Approximately 480,000 people—almost half a million—age 65 or older will develop Alzheimer’s dementia in the U.S. in 2017. Alzheimer's remains the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
“Every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s dementia. By mid-century, someone in the U.S. will develop the disease every 33 seconds,” says Samantha Duffy, Constituent Events Coordinator with the Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Chapter. “We are so proud to be able to partner with great groups like Ready2Roll Cycling to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and all the education and support opportunities offered by the Alzheimer’s Association.”
Online registration is under way at: https://thedriven.net/event.race_reg/eid/8398013469 and commemorative shirts will be gifted to the first 500 riders to register. Packet Pickup will be hosted at Sun & Ski Sports, 6100 Westheimer, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 9 and at Bike Barn, 5339 Weslayan, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept 13. Packets can also be picked up from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on the day of the ride.
Cost to Register
•Registration cost per person is $35.00
•Cost from Sept 2 – Sept 15 is $45.00
•Ride Day registration is $55.00
Volunteer opportunities are available both before the event as well as the day of the ride. Ready2Roll Cycling encourages people to get involved through the volunteer sign-up page at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PedalAwayAlzmeimers2017
Sabrina Strawn, Volunteer Manager with the Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter of the the Alzheimer’s Association states, “As a passionate cyclist, I am excited about an event that brings riders and the Alzheimer’s Association together. We know that if you have a brain, you are at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. We are always grateful when we get to partner with organizations that help us educate the community about Alzheimer’s disease and our mission.