The Ride for Recovery is a family fun and fitness event and a fundraiser for Dawn Farm. There will be bike rides, runs and walks with opportunities to participate at various fitness levels, including rides from 10 K to 100 K and 5 or 10 K runs/walks. Routes are along scenic, country roads and through a local Metro park. There will be five rest stops positioned along the routes, with restroom facilities, drinks, snacks and first aid. SAG support will offer participants assistance on all routes.
Registration prior to the early deadline includes a Ride for Recovery T-shirt. Children of participants can enjoy activities in the Dawn Farm Community Barn from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, and all are welcome to enjoy a tour of the 63 acre working farm and visit the farm animals. There will be light breakfast snacks from 7:00 to 9:30, and a "Recovery Celebration" lunch with hot food from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. All rides, jogs, and walks start and end at Dawn Farm in Ypsilanti. The event is supported by Team MANA, a cycling team of nurse anesthetists in Michigan who fundraise though biking. This event has been officially endorsed by the Michigan Governors Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports!
In addition to a fun fitness event that the entire family can enjoy, the Ride for Recovery provides an opportunity to support a critical community service. Founded in 1973, Dawn Farm provides effective, compassionate and hope-filled professional care to members of our community who struggle with alcohol/other drug problems. Dawn Farm's continuum of services includes residential treatment, detoxification services, outpatient treatment, transitional housing, and community outreach programs that meet people with addictions where they are, whether in the mainstream of society, on the streets or in jail. Dawn Farm is committed to helping people find recovery, regardless of their ability to pay. Community support for events like the Ride for Recovery helps to keep these vital services available for those who need them most!
SCHEDULE: Bike Rides: (Helmets are mandatory for all riders) Metric Century "Serenity" ride (100k) - starts 8:00 am. 40 mile "Honesty" ride - starts 8:00 am. 25 mile "Openness" ride - starts 9:00 am. 10k "Willingness" ride starts 10:00 am. Runs/Jogs/Walks: * 5k/10k "Stony Creek Shuffle" starts 10:30 am. * The road will be closed to traffic during the 5k/10k events. Childrens activities in the Community Barn: 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Breakfast snacks: 7:00 to 9:30 Recovery Celebration Lunch (with hot food) from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.
DATE and TIME: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm; on-site registration will open at 7:00 am.
LOCATION: All events begin and end at Dawn Farm, 6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197 (easily accessible from major highways.) Location map: http://www.dawnfarm.org/about/location.
COST/REGISTRATION: Registration fee is $25.00 until April 1, 2013; registration fee will be $35.00 after April 1. Registration will also be available on site starting at 7:00 on the day of the event. Participants can register (and fundraise) online at www.firstgiving.com/dawnfarm (or see the registration form on Dawn Farms web site: http://www.dawnfarm.org/upcomingevents/ride-for-recovery.) Fundraising is appreciated but optional; people are welcome to walk/run/ride/participate without fundraising. Registration includes participation in a ride/run/walk, a ride T-shirt and lunch for participants (guaranteed for early registration, can not be guaranteed for registration on the event date.) The registration fee for guests that will not be participating in a bike ride or run/walk, but will be participating in the childrens activities and Recovery Celebration lunch, is $5.00 per guest.