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Annual Tour of Lights Bike-A-Thon

When:
May 3, 2014 @ 9:00 am
Where:
Eastern Point Beach
Eastern Point Beach
Groton,CT 06340
USA
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To benefit BIAC, raising funds to provide critical brain injury prevention and resource services throughout CT. Ride from Eastern Point Beach, Groton, CT to Westerly, RI and enjoy beautiful views of historic lighthouses and scenic country roads. Riders, sponsors, and volunteers needed.  For more details visit www.biact.org , call 860-219-0291 x 309 or email Joy Morse at jmorse@biact.org

Registration begins at 8:00 AM

Enjoy beautiful views of historic lighthouses while raising funds to provide critical brain injury prevention and resource services throughout Connecticut.  The ride begins at Avery Point in Groton, CT, with three exciting routes:
62 mile ride: To Watch Hill, RI and back to Groton.
25 mile ride: Within scenic Connecticut.
Modified ride: An easy 1.5 mile loop — perfect ride for adaptive riders and families.

For those of you not up for the ride or unable to attend, a Virtual Rider option is available this year!

Registration Fees:
62 mile ride: $80.00
25 mileride: $40.00
Modified ride: Free
Incentives for fundraising to be announced.

http://biact.homestead.com/PDFs/2014_bike-a-thon_Save_the_Date.pdf

 

Some background:  The ride is a fundraiser for Brain Injury Association of CT.  My personal involvement with the ride has much to with its founder, Joe Damon.  Joe was an ironman triathlete, runner and cyclist.  I met him about 10 years ago through my husband.  He was a friend who was always patient enough to hang back with me on a group ride or offer advice when I was new to cycling.  A few years later he moved to Italy.  While living there he was in a serious car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury.  He returned to the states to complete his recovery.  He has recovered enough to ride a bicycle and for the past 3 years has spent months training for this 62 mile ride.
The 62 miles ride begins at Eastern Point beach in Groton CT near the UConn campus and travels out to Westerly RI and back.  There is also a shorter 25 mile ride.  This ride is a good option for someone looking to do their first metric as it is fairly flat.
Karen

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