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Fun in the Sun Cycling for a Good Cause

What is greater than cycling for a good cause?  I don’t know either.  Patients excel in riding the recumbent trike for exercise and to ride for a cause is the frosting on an already excellent cake. I look forward to see a few riding tomorrow…fun in the sun!

Saturday, 4 June 2011, watch Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent ride tandem escorted by Westsound Cycling Club’s Dan Austad during Saturday’s American Red Cross Lifecycle festivities at Evergreen Park, Bremerton.  (Addition 10:23pm:  Just learned that Port Orchard’s Mayor Lary Coppola will attend – maybe riding a recumbent trike????  )

http://www.active.com/cycling/bremerton-wa/american-red-cross-life-cycle-bremerton-2011

7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Evergreen Park, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

1400 Park Avenue

$15-$40 (T-Shirt Optional)

Whether you want a century challenge or an easy touring family ride, there is something for everyone at Life Cycle Bremerton!

Proceeds from this event benefit the American Red Cross in West Puget Sound.

City of Bremerton Parks and Recreation, Mayor Patty Lent, American Red Cross West Sound and the West Sound Cycling Club invite you to explore the artistic surroundings, green parks and breathtaking waterfront vistas and mountain views of Bremerton and its surrounding area.

Things to Do and See

Plan an overnight stay on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula http://www.visitkitsap.com/

The ride choices: A three mile ‘Ride with the Mayor’, ten mile ‘Family Ride’, forty mile ‘Northern Route’, sixty mile ‘All Cities Ride’ and ‘100-Mile Century Challenge’. The routes begin and end at picturesque Rotary Evergreen Park.

Rest Stops

Organized rest stops are scattered throughout the 101 mile route at parks around the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula: Evergreen Park, Blueberry Park and Kitsap Lake Park in Bremerton; Long Lake Park and Port Orchard Marina Park in Port Orchard and Muriel Williams Pavilion on the beautiful Poulsbo waterfront.

Details

Registration includes ride support, well-supported stops with snacks and drinks, a souvenir button and an opportunity to win great raffle prizes. Registered participants are invited to join us for a cookout after the ride. Kids under 12 ride free with a registered adult. Souvenir T-shirts are available for $15 with your pre-registration. (The price will be $20 at the event)

Kids’ Stuff

There will be a Children Bicycle Rodeo, for ages 5-12 marshaled by the American Red Cross volunteers. Free bike helmet and fitting for the first 60 participants during the Bicycle Rodeo.

Janet Heath

Register by calling 360.478.7681. You may also register at the event between 7:00 a.m. and 12: 30 p.m.

Westsound Cycling Club members may ride or volunteer by calling Tim Baker (360) 340-5944 at LCB.

Thanks for reading… Sharon O’Hara

My cycling safety flag banner made by Chuck O’Hara, painted by Bremerton rosemaller, Lois Clauson

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