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Fifth annual Everybody Rides fundraiser Sept. 24

Sep 08, 2017 10:45AM ● By Ben Scott

Project Mobility will host its fifth annual all inclusive all abilities bike ride on Sunday, September 24th 2017. This year for Everybody Rides 2017 we will be hosting our annual Facebook contest to win an adaptive bike. TerraTrike has generously donated an adaptive bicycle - Rambler Nuvinci valued at $2,200. The Rambler Nuvinci will be given to the child, adult or wounded veteran with the most "likes.” Deadline to enter the contest is Tuesday, September 12th at 11:59 pm. Voting is open from Wednesday, September 13th at 11:59 am and closes Friday, September 22nd at 11:59 pm. The more money raised the more adaptive bicycles will be given away.

The event will be held at James O. Breen Park in St. Charles, Illinois. Riders can choose from a 10 mile family trail ride or a 29, 47, or 62 mile road ride on quiet country roads. After the ride Project Mobility will host a party in the park with live entertainment, food, drinks, and raffles. 

Benefiting local charity, Project Mobility is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in St. Charles, Illinois. Project Mobility is the charitable arm of The Bike Rack. Project Mobility’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, adults and wounded soldiers with disabilities. We provide the services, resources, and equipment needed to promote better health, independence, and the freedom of mobility through adaptive cycling. 

In 2016 Project Mobility traveled to 25 different states serving over 2,000 wounded soldiers and held over 50 day camps for children with special needs and donated over $50,000 in adaptive cycling equipment! 

The bike ride is part of the annual fundraising events to raise funds and bring awareness to Project Mobility and their mission of providing the freedom of mobility to those who may not have experienced this tremendous opportunity. 

“This is one of the few cycling events that my entire family can enjoy. As an endurance cyclist I routinely ride 50+ miles. My wife however isn't a strong cyclist. With the route selections and the shorted trail ride, it provides all of us the opportunity to do a ride that meets our skill levels. I did a longer ride and my wife did the 10 mile trail ride, finishing about the same time.”  Event Attendee Everybody Rides 2016  

There are a variety of sponsorships still available. The deadline is Friday, September 8th and Project Mobility is looking for additional volunteers. Veterans ride for free. Register at Project Mobility’s website.   

For more information on the Everybody Rides, or to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of children, adults and wounded soldiers with special needs contact Katherine Simmons at 630-464-2991 or email: