Monday, March 25, 2013

JCH Wellness Center Gearing Up for the 3rd Annual Bike-A-Thon

The event is set for Sunday, April 14th from 1-2:30 pm. We’re turning West Pointe Subdivision into a track and invite kids and families to come prepared to ride, ride, ride! There will also be a POOL PARTY from 2:00-3:30pm for all riders and their families to reward them for their efforts.  The route consist of a 2 mile loop within West Point Subdivision across the street from the Wellness Center.  Entry fee is $15.00 which includes a neon orange t-shirt and this years proceeds will benefit the “Jersey County Against Drugs Coalition.” 

Registration is open now and is encouraged for a guaranteed t-shirt.  Event day registration begins at 12:00 pm across from JCH in the entrance to West Point. Participants are guaranteed a t-shirt if registered by April 10th.  Event day shirts are available first come first serve.  Riders will start from the entrance of West Pointe Subdivision off of Maple Summit Road every two to three minutes until all riders are on the course.  Older riders will begin first on down to youngest.  The Bike-a-Thon will feature a 2.0-mile, monitored track that children of all ages can ride around multiple times.  Bikes using training wheels have a separate, shorter 1 mile course, on which younger cyclists can ride safely. Rule sheets are available at the JCH Wellness Center.

To help prepare for the event it’s a great idea to decide who will be your child’s “Pit Crew” – an adult is recommended to be on site supervising the ride for those 10 years of age and younger.  Additional cheering fans are always welcome and adults are able to walk alongside their small children too!  Bring your lawn chair and enjoy!  Registration forms can be found online at Wellness Center For more information contact the Jersey Community Hospital (JCH) Wellness Center  at (618) 498-3500 or email Jen Roger