Inaugural “Pedal Away Alzheimer’s” to Raise Funds for Alzheimer’s Association
- Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8 a.m.
- Austin County Fair and Convention Grounds
1076 TX-159 Bellville, TX 77418
- 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
- Mechanical support will be provided by both Bike Barn and Sun & Ski Sports
- The ride will end with a fun post-ride party!
“We selected the Bellville/New Ulm area because it offers great roads that are quiet with gently, rolling hills. The scenery is beautiful and the community is quite welcoming. We received a lot of positive feedback from our riders during our training series and thought it was ideal for the event,” says Marshall Cohen, the event organizer. “Jan, Steve, 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.”
Sabrina Strawn, Volunteer Manager with the Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter of 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. I hope Houston cyclists and volunteers will help support this new and exciting event.”
Online registration is under way at: https://thedriven.net/event.race_reg/eid/8398013469
Cost to Register
- Registration cost per person is $35.00
- Cost from September 2 – September 15 is $45.00
- Ride Day registration is $55.00
*Note first 500 registered will be provided the official Pedal Away Alzheimer’s shirt
*Riders must be 12 years of age or older on event date to participate. If under 18 years of age on event date, they must be accompanied by an adult.
Participant Rider Packet Pickup
- In Person – Sun & Ski, 6100 Wetheimer on Sat, Sept 9 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- In Person – Bike Barn, 5339 Weslayan St. on Wed, Sept 13 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Ride morning, Austin County Fairgrounds, Belliville September 16 from 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Volunteer opportunities are available both before the event as well as the day of the ride at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PedalAwayAlzmeimers2017
Facts and Figures
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.”
About Ready2Roll Cycling
Ready2Roll Cycling has a long-standing, well-established reputation in the greater Houston cycling community for the development and implementation of a fully supported, comprehensive 14-week training program to help riders prepare for the annual BP MS 150. With an excess of 1,800 riders enrolled each year, riders learn to ride safely and courteously, improve their fitness level and become great ambassadors in the community for cycling.
About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.