Ride for the McKnight’s

On June 11, 2011 there will be a special opportunity for the Upstate cycling community to reach out to one of their own. Beginning at 8 AM until 1 PM at the SCTAC (Donaldson Center) that Greenville Spinners and Freewheelers’ of Spartanburg will be holding a ride to raise money for the McKnight family. The event, offering routes of 28 and 60 miles, is open to the public and there is no fee for the ride.

Last month the McKnight family learned that Ed has ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and could use your support. It costs an average of $200,000 a year to maintain an ALS patient, and though insurance is covering some, and Jean is keeping costs down as much as possible by providing 24/7 care herself, they’re running through savings fast.

Many in the cycling coummunity may be familiar with Jean’s legendary Turtle Rides or as a leader of WOW (Women on Wheels) rides. She’s helped many people get started in cycling and feel welcomed. Now is the chance for the community to help Jean and her husband Ed. Read more about why Jean’s friends are behind this event.

After the ride a free lunch including a burnt hot dog smorgasbord by Dave Proctor along with an assortment of soft drinks and sweet treats will be provided for all registered participants. Look forward to lots of great stuff at a silent auction.

100% of any donations go to the McKnight’s, all ride costs are sponsored.
Consider participating both by riding and giving.

You can also give before the event (or if you can’t make it) by stopping by any BB&T or SCBT Bank and say you want to deposit money into Jean and Ed McKnight’s account. The only possible way to give online is through PayPal. Go here designating your gift to jean.mcknight@rocketmail.com.

Ride Details

When: Saturday, June 11, 2011 with an 8 AM start
Where: SCTAC (Donaldson Center)

28 and 60 mile rides with mechanical support by the Great Escape Bicycle Shop and a SAG vehicle. Rest areas with liquids and snacks on route.

Download marked course and route sheets.
60 mile route
28 mile route

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About Jonathan Pait

Jonathan started riding mountain bikes in the early 1990s. After discovering the ride can start at the end of his driveway, he moved to the road in 2006. Little did he know that first pedal stroke would lead him on an adventure that has become much larger than the bicycle.