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Family Bike Ride for Haiti Medical Mission
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
About This Activity
NOTE: THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS BEEN SWITCHED TO SEPTEMBER 13TH. IT HAD ORIGINALLY BEEN SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 9TH.
This will be a 10-mile bike ride (not a race) along the scenic Ironton Rail Trail in Coplay, PA. It will be a fun event for people of all ages. After the ride, there will be a raffle with some great prizes and refreshments. The event will be held rain or shine.
Proceeds from the event will be used in support of a November 2014 medical mission to Haiti by the St. Joseph the Worker mission team. This will be the 5th annual mission to Haiti for the St. Joseph the Worker team. The team will provide medical care to as many as 1000 Haitians in one of the poorest areas of Port-au-Prince. Your participation will provide desperately needed help in support of the poor of Haiti.
The registration fee is tax-deductible subject to IRS guidelines.
If you are not planning to participate in the bike ride but would like to make a tax-deductible donation in support of the mission, please click the link below.
Onsite registration and raffle purchases begin at 8:00 AM; ride begins at 9:30 AM.
$30 for adults
$15 for children 12 and under
$60 for families
Directions / Parking
From Allentown: - Travel north on MacArthur Blvd 3.8 miles from its intersection with Rt 22 and turn right on Chestnut St. - Travel east on Chestnut St. for 0.6 miles and turn left onto W. Coplay Rd - Follow W. Coplay Rd. for 0.5 miles and turn right onto Coplay Rd. - Follow Coplay Rd. for 0.4 miles to the intersection with Keefer St. and look for volunteers directing you to park.
Riders must wear helmets.
All riders will receive a packet containing additional information about the ride, an identification bib, and other items. The packet can be picked up on the day of the event between 8:00 and 9:30 AM at a pavilion near the start of the ride (volunteers will direct you).
If you have a tandem bike, you only need to register one rider. The second person rides for free.
We need volunteers to help out with logistics and cleanup on the day of the ride. If any of your friends or family members are not planning to ride but would like to volunteer, have them contact Alan Jeffery at 610-756-6662 or John Fagan at 610-398-9690.
To register for the ride, click the gold "Register Now" button located in the upper right section of this screen. Onsite registrations will be available on the day of the event, but advance registrations are strongly preferred.