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12th Annual Big Pencil to Big Walker Charity Ride
Sat, Jun 20, 2015
2015 Big Pencil to Big Walker - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
Come join us in celebration of the 12th riding of the epic Big Pencil to Big Walker METRIC Charity Ride on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Beginning in downtown Wytheville, the ride heads out through the pastoral southwest Virginia counties of Wythe and Bland, with one, two or three climbs of Big Walker Mountain.
Thanks to the generous support of our major sponsors--VHDA and Wytheville Office Supply--we are offering a free custom designed cycling jersey for the first 100 registrants for our ride. Please sign up now, and let your cycling buddies know as well.
Proceeds of the Big Pencil to Big Walker Charity Ride benefit Helping Overcome Poverty's Existence, Inc. (HOPE), an umbrella human services organization delivering housing, food and anti-poverty programs to the southwest Virginia counties of Wythe, Bland, Carroll, Smyth and Grayson and the city of Galax. HOPE's website is www.wythehope.org.
If we meet our minimum online goal of $2,067 (the equivalent of the elevation gain of climbing the mountain once), all participating fundraisers will be eligible for a drawing for a $200 gas card. If we raise $3,281 (the equivalent of the elevation gain of climbing the mountain twice), all fundraisers become eligible for a drawing for a $300 gas card. If we raise $5,003 (the equivalent of the elevation gain of climbing the mountain three times), all fundraisers become eligible for a drawing for a $500 gas card.
Event details and schedule
Online registration available until Thursday, midnight, June 18, 2015
On-site registration day of event begins at 6:30 a.m. at $75 per participant.
Ride starts at 7:30 a.m.
No refunds for weather conditions.
Refreshments at rest areas and end of ride.
Parking available at site of ride finish--Spiller Elementary School on Tazewell Street, just two blocks from ride start at the intersection of Main Street and Tazewell St.