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6th Annual Miracle Limbs Courage in Motion Benefit Bike Ride
Sat, Mar 29, 2014
About This Activity
Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion, a Florida non-profit corporation is the vision of Bob Ayres, an above the knee amputee.The organization provides support to his fellow amputees so that they may more easily navigate the physical, psychological and financial hurdles that accompany the experience of losing a limb. Miracle Limbs answers a need not fully being addressed by the non-profit community.
Currently there are more American soldiers suffering amputations from the Mid-East conflicts than any time since the Civil War. In addition, the number of amputees from accidents, congenital birth defects and diabetes is ever increasing. There are 253 new amputees every day in the USA, and every 30 seconds globally, from diabetes alone. Every week, over 3000 people lose a limb in the USA.
Our mission is to gather and provide the most up-to-date information to be able to refer amputees and their families to effective, credible, well-respected people and organizations that can provide for their needs, and to create a fund to assist amputees in receiving a limb, rehab, and counseling.
We are honored to have TREK Bicycle Stores of Estero, Naples and Ft. Lauderdale co-organize the ride once again, and thrilled to announce that ARTHREX, a worldwide leader in sports medicine product development and educational services for orthopaedic surgeons, will again be this year's Titled Sponsor for the event. Bikes will be available to rent from the Trek Bicycle Stores of Estero and Naples. Reservations are highly recommended, 2 day minimum for reservations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on rental bikes.
Registration Riders ages 11 and up - $35 by February 15th $40 by March 15th $45 by March 29th Guests and non-riders - $10 (Allows access to food and activities) Children age 10 and younger - Free
Schedule: 6:30 AM On-site registration (Pre-registered riders can pick up rider's bags on Friday, March 28th from 9am - 6pm for pre-registered riders. at the TREK store in Naples at 9051 Tamiami Trail North (Corner of US 41 and 91st. Ave.) 7:30 AM - 62 mile ride begins 8:00 AM - 42 Mile ride begins 8:30 AM - 28 mile ride begins 9:00 AM - 10 mile ride begin 10:00 AM - 2 mile Family Park Fun ride begins 11:00 AM - Lunch Buffet opens 12:45 PM - TREK bicycle, bicycle equipment and other great raffle items as well as many other Silent Auction items!
More information can be found at www.miraclelimbs.org
Adults - $35 by February 15th Adults - $40 by March 15th Adults - $45 by March 29th Guest/Non Rider - $10 Children 10 & Under - Free