February 28, 2010 marks the date of the 4th annual Hospice Ride For Life. Visit the event website to register for any of the bike rides: www.hospicecareflorida.org/events-100k-bikerace.php.
Sunday, February 28
8am Start- Benefit Road Ride 100k/50k
9am Start- Mountain Bike Race 100k
10am Start- Fun Benefit Ride 5k
Events will start at Markham Park with the Road Ride at 8 am, the Mountain Bike race at 9 am and the Benefit Ride at 10 am. Mountain Bike race teams may consist of solo riders, two, three or four person teams completing the 100K event. Observers and participants can enjoy subs donated by Firehouse accompanied by a silent auction as well as many other bike related vendors and educational booths.Event Location
- Markham Park
- 16001 West State Road 84
- Sunrise, Florida 33326
I'm thinking about doing the 100k (62 mile) metric century road bike ride at Hospice Ride For Life.About Hospice Ride For Life
Join HospiceCare of Southeast Florida for “Ride for Life” on Sunday, February 28. Riders may choose from the 5K road loop, the 50k/100k road ride or the more challenging 100K off-road course. Both courses will be set in the beautiful backdrop of Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida. The money raised directly benefits patients and families on the HospiceCare of Southeast Florida program.
“Ride for Life” was created in memory of Cindy Feeney, an avid mountain bike racer. A dedicated volunteer Dave Williams brought this idea to hospice three years ago in memory of Cindy. He has transformed “Ride for Life” into a popular community and racing enthusiasts event. “I truly enjoy involving the community in having fun biking while contributing to the families and patients of HospiceCare. In the time before Cindy's death, hospice provided her with emotional and physical support. Hospice helped to keep her comfortable so she could spend time with her family in a kind and caring hospice facility. We welcome you to join us so that others may receive this same care in their time of need,” states Dave Williams, founder and chair of “Ride for Life”.
In dedication to Cindy Feeney, and the strength shown through her struggle with cancer, a trophy is awarded each year, in her honor, to the person who most exemplified her spirit.
HospiceCare is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing physical, emotional and spiritual care to individuals and their families coping with end of life decisions. Founded in 1981, H.C.S.E. serves Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe County residents in private homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities or wherever the patient calls "home".
In addition to patient services, HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc., offers bereavement counseling, programs for children and adolescents and a variety of community outreach and educational programs to the medical community, schools, business groups and organizations.
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva