Join Wilmington-area kids for this community fundraiser for local nonprofit organizations: the Young Scientist Academy and A Bike for Every Child. Registered participants will obtain sponsors and raise funds based on miles cycled during the event. Post race prizes will be awarded for money raised, miles cycled, and other special awards.
Main 'Cycle for Youth Science' Event Details
Goal: Our goal is to raise $30,000 for our programs. All funds raised by the “Cycle for Youth Science" program will kickstart our program in downtown Wilmington by providing children and youth interactive research facilities and artistic space at the Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center.
Where: Greenfield Lake Park Trail, Wilmington
NC. Parking available near Start/Finish
line at the corner of 4th St and E Lake
When: Saturday August 25, 2018
Event Time: 8.00 - 10.30 am.
Race check-in: Starts at 7.30am.
Early bird registration fee: $30.
Early bird registration closes Friday August 10, 2018 but entrants may register anytime up until race day for $40.
Adults can participate as helpers only but must register at no charge if they wish to supervise children around the course.
Participants should first estimate how far they will ride during the Bike-A-Thon. Based on this distance, each participant will seek sponsorship by filling out the 2018 Cycle for Youth Science Pledge Sheet.
Greenfield Lake Park
Greenfield Lake Park is a beautiful urban park located about 2.5 miles from downtown Wilmington. The multi-purpose trail consists of 4.1 miles of flat, paved surface around the perimeter of the lake and provides a safe and fun venue for children and youth to participate in the Cycle for Youth Science Bike-A-Thon. As you ride observe the unique nature that make this park special, such as the huge cypress trees, turtles, geese, and yes even the stray alligator!
Images from Greenfield Lake Park.
Safety is our priority. Signs will be placed throughout the trail to guide riders. Our event volunteers will also be positioned around the track to help direct and ensure safety to participants and the public. Qualified medics and bike engineers will be present at the event to patrol the trail and assist riders where necessary. To ensure riders remain hydrated two water stations will be positioned at the 2-mile mark and the finish line. This is not a race, so the ride does not have to be continuous. It generally takes between 17 to 35 minutes to complete one lap without stops depending on age and level of experience. We will encourage riders to challenge themselves but also remind them to also to take breaks and be safe. It will be a fun day!
Sponsorship Pledge Forms can be downloaded here by clicking on the image.
Cyclemeter is a super free app for logging miles and routes, cycle times, and even calories burned. Doesn't use much data. Available for iPhone and Android devices.
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