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|IRMA Relief Ride||
Time7:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
|Registration ends October 27, 2017 at 11:59am EDT|
Local cyclists are pulling together to support families and communities devastated by Hurricane Irma. Naples Velo, a non-profit cycling club has organized a charity ride to both bring awareness and raise funds for charities supporting local relief efforts. Your donation or registration for the event is tax deductible and 100% will be donated to two local charities, the Bonita Springs Assistance Office and the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee.
Online registration is recommended and is $50. Day of event registration is also available at $65.
The event registration and ride start is at the bandshell at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs not far from an area that was devastated by Irma caused flooding.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome! We will have an advanced 50 mile Route that heads down to the end of scenic Gordon Road in Naples and back, and a more casual 20 mile Route, plus a free cycling rodeo with prizes for the kids.
Schedule of Events
7:00 AM Registration Opens
8 AM 23 mph+ Start 50 Mile
8:10 AM Tri Bike Friendly Start 50 Mile
8:15 AM 20 MPH+ Start 50 Mile
8:20 AM Under 20 MPH Start 50 Mile
8:30 AM 20 Mile Route Start
10 AM Kids Rodeo
10 - 12 Noon Post Ride Celebration
Just to spice up the 50 mile ride, there will be a long Strava Segment on the way back marked by signs and cones. (We will share the segment on our FaceBook page the week before the event. The top 3 Men, Women, Men 65+ will get a $50 Trek Gift Certificate. Results based on morning of event only, cyclists are responsible for uploading their ride data.
We are also holding a used bike donation and bicycle gear drive, which can be dropped off at Trek Bicycle Stores, or brought to the event. The bike will be given away at the event for those in need.
Post ride celebration includes music by the Ben Allen Band, food and even beer by Momentum Brewhouse.
We thank our sponsors! The time has been short to organize this event and we are in the process of getting additional sponsors. We will add them to this page as they commit to the event. If your organization is interested in sponsoring please contact Greg Pelican
We also need volunteers for the day of the event. If you can help out please contact Greg Pelican.