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The Ride 2020
March 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 7 from 9:00am – 1:00pm, Mercy Health invites you to join “The Ride 2020” at the Mercy Health Arena (formerly the L.C. Walker Arena)! Whether you are a serious cyclist or a casual biker, The Ride has a spot for you and your team. All participants will receive a commemorative gift and refreshments.
Anyone may form a team of eight members. Your team of eight cyclists will ride bikes mounted on trainers for 25 minute intervals and compete for team trophies and individual medals. Prizes are awarded for various categories, ranging from most mileage ridden to most spirited team. The entry fee is $400 per team, or $50 per rider. The entry fee for a Youth Team is $200 per team or $25 per rider. Some teams ask area businesses to help sponsor their teams.
Don’t want to work up a sweat? The Ride needs many volunteers as team hosts (timing the riders and assisting the teams during competition), set-up and tear down. Training for team hosts will be provided. For more information, please call Megan Akselberg at 231-672-6976.
Sixteen years ago, The Ride started with the idea of gathering people who are focused on living heart-healthy lifestyles and who want to inspire others to do the same. Needs that The Ride helps to support are:
- Free heart screenings for high school students through the Mercy Health High School Heart Screening Program
- Specialized equipment for patients receiving rehabilitation services at the Mercy Health Heart Center
- Scholarships for those in need of cardiac rehabilitation, but whose financial or insurance-coverage status precludes them from receiving services
Sponsor logos are proudly displayed at The Ride as well as in the TV, print and radio promotions leading up to the event. Sponsorships start at $500. For more information, contact Megan Akselberg, Annual Gifts and Events Coordinator, at 231-672-6976 or Megan.Akselberg@mercyhealth.com.