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"Ride to Read" Community Cycling Event Nov. 6 Supports Literacy

(October 26, 2004) Ride to Read will offer members of the Charlotte community the chance to come together for a day of cycling to benefit child literacy and support people with disabilities. Push America and the Steele Creek YMCA have joined together for this event to help champion their cause to benefit the local Charlotte community.

Routes include 20, 40, and 60 mile loops, plus a 10 mile Fun Ride. All riders in Ride to Read are required to wear ANSI or SNELL approved helmets.

After the ride is completed a community celebration will take place with plenty of food from local vendors, a live band performing, and a local radio station on site. Your participation in this event will improve literacy skills for our children in the Mecklenburg County school system, sending them well on their way to academic success.

Why participate? Ride to Read is not just a cycling event, it is a community celebration for everyone. Most rides that people participate in are for great causes and some are for training, but we are bringing you this community celebration to enjoy for the day and not just the morning ride. There will be a lot of excitement after the ride. Bring your friends and family and join us in this celebration and commitment to providing our children with programs that will help improve literacy in the Mecklenburg County school system. One person can make a difference and we hope to see you out on November 6.

Come out and cycle or just hang out at Ayrsley and have fun. This community celebration is for everyone and includes arts, music, 104.7, food, games, and a rock climbing wall. All proceeds go to support Steele Creek YMCA’s Project Starfish and the projects and programs of Push America.

Official Ride To Read Giordana jerseys are available for $60 if you register in advance. Supplies are limited, so make sure you register soon and get your official Ride to Read jersey.

7:00 a.m. ~ Registration Starts
9:00 a.m. ~ All Routes Begin With Police Escort (20,40,60 Mile and 10 Mile Fun Ride)
11:00 a.m. ~ Community Celebration Begins
Register at ActiveZach.com by October 29 and pay ONLY $20.00

Steele Creek YMCA (704-716-4900)
2135-A Ayrsley Town Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28273
All routes will start and end here.

From I-77, take the I-485 West Exit.
From I-485, take the first exit to Tryon St.
Go left on South Tryon for a half a mile.
Take left on Arysley Town Blvd. Look for YMCA.
(Behind Wild Wing, Red Bricks Pizza & Moe’s)

Register online at ActiveZach.com.

For more information, visit the Push America web site.

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