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Twist The Throttle For Health

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BENEFITING: Riders For Health

ORGANIZER: Riders

EVENT DATE: Apr 03, 2016

Christine Harper

THE STORY:

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Twist the throttle this spring and help improve access to healthcare for over 21 million people! Kick-start the motorcycle riding season by supporting the work of Riders for Health.

People living in communities across the developing world are unable to access the basic but vital services that the developed world takes for granted. Consequently, they continue to die from easily treatable/preventable diseases. Riders solution is an appropriate, cost-effective transportation system enabling poor communities to be reached predictably and reliably. Riders are using reliable, well-maintained transport to make sure that health workers have the vehicles they need to reach everyone who needs health care, no matter where they live.

A health worker with a reliable motorcycle can see up to six times as many people, and can spend twice as long with the communities they care for.

Riders work resonates with and is supported by motorcyclists from around the world. Come be a part of this fundraising event in the U.S. during April 2016 as we embark on a motorcycle ride across ten states—over 3,000 miles in 12 days.

Here is what some icons of the motorcycling world are saying:

Ari Henning (Senior Road Test Editor, Motorcyclist Magazine)

“I’ve fundraised for Riders in the past, and knowing that I was helping those in need while enjoying the heck out of an endurance race really made the event special. This cross-country ride provides you with the same opportunity to have a fantastic adventure while also making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

If you can donate to the cause, please do, but you can also show your support and help raise awareness for this awesome organization by participating in this ride. You’ll get to cruise some of the best roads and visit some of the best destinations in the country (the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Barber Museum are not to be missed!) as well as spend time with like-minded people.”

We will be hosting meet-ups at legendary motorsports venues such as Barber Motorsports Museum, Circuit of The Americas (during the MotoGP race this season), and Pikes Peak, to name a few. You can donate to support the health workers of Riders and come hang out with your favorite moto-peeps at an event near you. You can also ride with us for a part of the trip or the entire trip as we journey through these epic roads in the U.S.

Here is the itinerary:

Day 01    Sun, Apr 3       From:    Alexandria, VA                       To:    Skyline Drive - Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

Day 02    Mon, Apr 4      From:    Montebello, VA                      To:    Back of the Dragon - Mount Rogers, Marion, VA

Day 03    Tue, Apr 5      From:    Mount Rogers, Marion, VA     To:    Atlanta, GA

Day 04    Wed, Apr 6      From:    Atlanta, GA                            To:    Barber Motorsports Museum - Tuscaloosa, AL

Day 05    Thu, Apr 7      From:    Tuscaloosa, AL                      To:    New Orleans, LA

Day 06    Fri, Apr 8      From:    New Orleans, LA                    To:    Huston, TX

Day 07    Sat, Apr 9         From:    Huston, TX                             To:    Circuit of the Americas, TX

Day 08    Sun, Apr 10       From:    Circuit of the Americas, TX    To:    San Angelo, TX

Day 09    Mon, Apr 11    From:    San Angelo, TX                     To:    Lincoln National Forest, NM

Day 10    Tue, Apr 12    From:    Lincoln National Forest, NM  To:    Albuquerque - Santa Fe, NM

Day 11    Wed, Apr 13    From:    Santa Fe, NM                         To:    Colorado Springs, CO

Day 12    Thu, Apr 14    From:    Colorado Springs, CO            To:    Pikes Peak Summit

This event is open to everyone. It’s a great way to share your passion and support a good cause. You can show your solidarity with Riders who are delivering healthcare in remote locations of Africa by donating here: Crowdrise.com/TwistTheThrottleForHealth 

You can find the meet-up details on: Facebook.com/TwistTheThrottleForHealth 

View the complete itinerary: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EuN2ay1x1G7_dzbpzc8Bmr7af8Yo6KRhI-k0PYxlnVc/edit?usp=sharing 

Share your thoughts and enthusiasm: #TwistTheThrottleForHealth

To learn more about Riders for Health please visit: Riders.org

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, feel free to email us: TwistTheThrottleForHealth@gmail.com

 

 

Note:

  • This is a self-funded trip; participants are responsible for their own expenses.
  • All of the donations will go to Riders for Health.

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