(PRWEB) September 29, 2011
The Gloucester County Special Service Education Foundation is joining with the Peddlers Shop Cycling Club to host the 1st Annual Autism Bike-A-Thon in combination with the 5th Annual Autism Walk. All proceeds from this event will benefit local programs for children and families touched by Autism. These programs include Respite Care, Social Skills Training, and professional workshops for both parents and educators. A raffle will be held that day for 2 bikes, with the winner getting a beautiful new bicycle. Chairman and organizer is Daniel J. Rorapaugh, CEO of AA Auto Protection, LLC and Shawn Laundra of Peddler’s Shop at 1907 Deptford Center Road Deptford, NJ 08096.
Due to challenging economic climate, funding for the Gloucester County Special Service Education Foundation will be cut back, and services reduced. Support for the Bike-A-Thon will ensure that the children and their families who depend on the Gloucester County Special Service Education Foundation will continue to get the important assistance that they need.
The Bike-A-Thon will be held at the RiverWinds Community Center, located at 1000 RiverWinds Drive, West Deptford, NJ 08086, on Saturday, October 1, 2011, beginning at 6:30 am. Registration or donations can be donation online or in person at the event 6:30 AM on October 1. Registration is $50 for a 25 mile loop, or $75 for a 50 mile loop. Registration benefits include:
- Rest area stocked with fresh fruit, snacks, and beverages at midway point.
- Lunch at the Gloucester County Autism Walk event same day
- Bike mechanics at start and rest stop as well as SAG
- Group ride training and safety information
- Win a 2012 Trek 1.1 Sport Performance Bikes and more