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Three Distances and Training Rides Available for Beginning, Seasoned Participants
The Bobby Labonte Foundation, founded by NASCAR Champion and Hall of Fame race car driver and High Point businessman Bobby Labonte, is once again welcoming all levels of cyclists to ride through the beautiful, rolling countryside of Davidson County, N.C. to raise money for several worthy causes on Saturday, September 7, as part of the 2019 Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride.
When participants register at bobbylabontefoundation.org, they can choose from three routes: a 40 km, 60 km, or 100 km ride. As always, the theme ‘it’s not a race’ will prove to turn this cycling ride into a fun and friendly morning filled with its share of challenges and camaraderie! The routes include fully-stocked rest stops, emergency medical support and a team of SAG drivers on course. Cyclists will start at the Mendenhall Transportation Terminal at 220 East Commerce in downtown High Point and head west toward Lake Tom-A-Lex before circling back and finishing at the start line. All routes can be viewed online at bobbylabontefoundation.org/charity-bike-ride/. Parking is available in both Showplace parking lots and in the parking garage located next to the Red Lion Inn.
“The excitement won’t stop once the ride is over,” said Bobby Labonte. “We are excited to bring the community two new events this year, the Mayor’s Ride and FamFest, presented by Ilderton Dodge Chrysler Jeep. It’s a way for us to include the entire community and all ages in our efforts to support children and families in the Triad-area through our annual grants.”
The foundation is also hosting several training rides again this year. Rides are scheduled at 8 am on three Saturdays in August. The August 3 training ride begins at the Hartley Road YMCA. On August 17, the ride begins at The Fitness Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health High Point Medical Center, and on August 24, the ride starts at Bicycle Toy and Hobby in High Point, N.C.
This year, all proceeds will support three non-profit organizations that align with the Bobby Labonte Foundation’s mission to help build stronger foundations for children and families: High Point LEAP, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont, Inc. and High Point Swim Club.
The Charity Bike Ride starts at 8:30 am on Saturday, September 7. At 9:30 am, High Point Mayor Jay Wagner will lead the Mayor’s Ride – a free and fun bike ride open to everyone ages 12 and up. Participants only need a bike and helmet to take a ride with the mayor through the streets of downtown High Point. At 10:00 am, Business High Point-Chamber of Commerce will cut the ribbon and officially open FamFest, presented by Ilderton Dodge Chrysler Jeep. FamFest is a free family event that will include a NASCAR race car simulator, bounce houses, dunk tanks, games, food, face painting, balloon art, mascots, and the annual kids’ bike race. Parents can browse local vendors for jewelry, crafts, and art, and take part in a DIY activity with Home Depot. Free hot dogs from Cook Out will also be served while they last!
This year’s events also include an art gallery exhibit, ‘The Bicycle: Art Meets Form,’ at Theatre Art Galleries on Thursday, September 5. A VIP ride and luncheon will be held the morning of Friday, September 6, followed by an evening silent auction and cocktail party.
Tickets for the VIP ride and luncheon and the silent auction and cocktail party will soon be available on the Bobby Labonte Foundation website. All of the proceeds from the charity bike ride, the brunch ride, and the silent auction and cocktail party will fund the 2019 grants.
To find out more about the 2019 Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride, to become a sponsor, or to register, visit bobbylabontefoundation.org.