A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

LBI Bike Outing to Benefit Red Cross Chapter - This Sunday

The Jersey Shore Chapter of the Red Cross, which serves Monmouth and Ocean Counties, is hosting its 12th annual family-friendly all day bike tour on scenic Long Beach Island this Sunday 13 September 2009. There's a 40-mile route, which I suppose is for biking enthusiasts, as well as a 10-mile fun route for those of us unlikely to ride our bikes the equivalent of the distance from Aberdeen to Monmouth Mall and back.

Whichever route you choose, remember, it isn't a race. It's a fundraiser, a great time, and a chance to get you and your friends and co-workers down to the shore one more time before the weather turns cold. There will be frequent rest stops along the routes and lots of sightseeing. 40 milers depart at 9 am; 10 milers at 9:30 am.

There will be breakfast in the morning and a BBQ at the event's first ever Party in the Park at the end of the ride. Entertainment will include The Nerds. The Red Cross will have folks along the way to monitor the route and help you with bike problems or other contingencies.

At this point it is too late to mail the registration form and fee to receive your official rider‘s packet. You'll find a simple pledge sheet and lots more information about the bike ride online in the event's brochure. Download it, then go out and get lots of pledges and donations. Be sure to download the directions. On the day of the event, bring your pledge sheets and collected donations to Sunset Park in Harvey Cedars on LBI between 8:15 am and 9 am. You'll have to register on-site. That will cost $20 for Adults and $10 for kids. Registrants get a nifty t-shirt and a chance to win a bike.

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on hand much of the day -- there is always a need for blood.


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