Sunday October 19, 2014 @ Homestead Miami Speedway
New this year - Includes a Family Festival!!
~ REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED ~
Thank you for your participation & support!
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Purple Heart Sponsor:
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In Kind Sponsors:
Would you like to be a sponsor or a vendor at this amazing event that attracts over 600 riders?
Early Packet Pickup and walk-up registrations - CLOSED
(Bring CASH or CHECK for event registration and event merchandise)
DOWNLOAD THE RIDE REGISTRATION FORM FOR WALK UP REGISTRATION - NOTE: You cannot sign the ride waiver for someone else during walk-up registration, only for yourself. Individuals must sign the ride waiver for themselves or as a guardian/parent to a minor cyclist under the age of 18 (use 1 form per person). If a friend is going to register for you during walk up registration, don't forget to download and SIGN the ride registration waiver form to provide the friend to bring in. Paper ride registration forms will also be available at packet pickup locations.
Day of Ride Information
Address: Homestead Miami Speedway
1 Speedway Boulevard Homestead, FL
Directions: Florida's Turnpike south. Exit on Speedway Boulevard (SW 137 Avenue). Turn left (south) on Speedway Boulevard, and go 4 miles to SW 336 Street. Turn right...YOU ARE THERE!
Parking: is available in the large lot across from the Speedway starting at 5 am. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle!
REMEMBER TO BRING: Your bike, helmet, water bottles, sunscreen, sunglasses, cycling shoes, gloves, identification, health insurance card, cellphone, small amount of cash. A plastic baggie to stash your valuables in case of rain. And yes, people do forget their bikes! Make sure to wear your event wristband (must have for rest stops and lunch) and place rider numbers at designated locations on your jersey & bike.
EBC's 12th ANNUAL EVENT benefits the FREEDOM TEAM OF WOUNDED VETERANS, a branch of Achilles International. The FREEDOM TEAM of handcyclists, accompanied by sponsoring cyclist-buddies, will be leading out the group of riders. Riders who are wearing the event jerseys will be at the start of the pack. The event begins with with ONE LAP around the Homestead Miami Speedway Track. The Century (100 miles) and Metric Century (62 miles) head to Key Largo. The 10, 26 and 41 mile courses continue through rural south Miami-Dade County. This year we have included 1.5-3 miles loop around the Speedway Track for beginners who want that one of a kind experience on their bicycle.
Jersey Purchase Only: $65.00
Don't know what size jersey to buy?
Check out the PRIMAL fit guide chart: http://www.primalwear.com/custom/fit-guide
(They are club cut jersey style not racing style).
EBC members save $$ on each of our annual events! Join or renew NOW and save on this event registration!
*Is your EBC membership still active? Only EBC members active on the day of Packet Pickup will qualify for EBC members rates. Check your EBC MEMBERSHIP STATUS at the EBC ACTIVE members directory. If you are not listed, then your membership has expired.
1.5-3 miles loop around the Speedway Track
For beginners who want that one of a kind experience on their bicycle
10 Mile Beginner & Freedom Team Members
For those looking to ride a short distance, but still experience the lap on the Speedway track, this is it! You will return to enjoy the Family Festival and await the arrival of the longer-distance riders!
*FIRST TIME EVER!!! 10 TO 100 MILES RIDE ROUTES THROUGH THE HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE!
Family members, friends and all are invited to the FAMILY FESTIVAL at the Speedway event site. Enjoy musical entertainment while visiting our sponsor booths full of great information to continue or start a healthy lifestyle.
FREE Children's activities will include:
LUNCH available for purchase at the event site.
The Freedom Team uses handcycles to ride and compete in marathons and cycling events, overcoming physical limitations by using cycling as a way to rehabilitate, train and participate in mainstream athletic endeavors. The local Achilles International chapter works with the Miami VA Hospital and Jackson Health System in providing support and services for these wounded veterans.
Miami-Dade County Parks Department works with Achilles in providing park space for training rides & competitions, as well as storage space for the handcycles at the Homestead Air Reserve Park.
DONATIONS WELCOMED! EVEN IF YOU DON'T RIDE YOU CAN STILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Besides participating in this awesome cycling event hosted by EBC every year for the past 12 years to benefit a charity, you can also donate directly to the Freedom Team of Wounded warriors. Click Here to visit the online donation page.
Would you like to become a volunteer for FREEDOM RIDE 2014? Don't forget that even if you are riding at the event, there are many opportunities to help and ride. Just one neat opportunity is to ioin the FREEDOM TEAM of handcyclists, who will be leading out the riders this year. Give a little of yourselves as they have given us so much.
We're using VolunteerSpot to organize Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see open positions on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/1q48qq
2) Review the activities listed and choose the one(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy and you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot. Remember, VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone.
Need more info?
For more information or questions about participating in this event, or becoming a sponsor, contact Ride Co-Chairs Sue Kawalerski and Carole Sheets at email@example.com. Please enter "FREEDOM RIDE" or "FREEDOM RIDE SPONSOR" in the subject line.
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