Tour de Bier KC Announces Competition to Award $2,000 to a Local Non-profit Organization

BikeWalkKC, the region’s cycling and pedestrian advocacy group, will reward the non-profit that hosts the best rest stop on this year’s tour.

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“As a young non-profit advocacy group, we see the value in supporting our community,” says Eric Rogers, Executive Director of BikeWalkKC. "We want to be as supportive to other groups in the community as they are to us."

Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) March 25, 2014

The Tour de Bier KC, Kansas City's original beer bike ride, is pitting non-profit against non-profit in a competition for who can run the best stops at this year’s ride. Bicyclists will vote for their favorite rest stop, and the People’s Choice Winner will receive $2,000.

“As a young non-profit advocacy group, we see the value in supporting our community,” says Eric Rogers, Executive Director of BikeWalKKC, which organizes the event. “We work to make Kansas City a healthier, more active place to live on a daily basis, but there is so much more change that needs to happen in KC. We want to be as supportive to other groups in the community as they are to us.”

The Tour de Bier KC has 15, 30, and 60 mile route options and includes stops at Boulevard Brewery, Big Rip Brewery, McCoy’s, Martin City Brewing Company, and a new stop at KC Bier Company in Waldo. Riders will visit 3 to 7 rest stops, depending on the route chosen. Any non-profit organization based in the Kansas City metro area is eligible to apply to host a rest stop at one of the breweries along the route.

“Our breweries will have the beer covered at each rest stop,” Rogers says. “The non-profits will provide the food and the flair.”

Proceeds from the event benefit BikeWalkKC, the region's cycling and pedestrian advocacy group. BikeWalkKC is expecting 1,000 riders this year, and their goal is to raise $50,000 for their educational and outreach activities. Area non-profits are encouraged to contact Eric Vaughan at eric.vaughan@bikewalkkc.org if they are interested in hosting a rest stop and entering the competition. Visit TourdeBierKC.com for more information about this year's ride.


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