Proceeds support scholarships for high school seniors with disabilities who are headed to university. Riders can choose from 10-, 30-, 62-, or 100-mile distances, or ride virtually from anywhere.
RESTON, Va., Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Lime Connect will host its fifth annual Ride to Rebrand Disability on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at The Bike Lane in Reston, Virginia. Designed as a great ride (10-, 30-, 62- and 100-mile routes) for a great cause, cyclists will enjoy the gorgeous northern Virginia foliage along the W&OD Trail and suburban streets with rest stops and rider support along the way.
Post-ride festivities include lunch from Mission BBQ (Herndon), music, massages, and beer specially brewed by Bike Lane Brewery – in addition to fun swag and giveaways. “The Lime Connect Ride is probably the best I’ve ever done. It’s a great ride through the Loudoun County countryside, and I’m riding again this year!” stated Dave Duvall, Lime Connect Ride participant.
Those who are not able to join in person have the option of riding virtually – anywhere in the world – between September 8th and October 8th. An “Anything Goes” option allows individuals to rack up miles by walking, running, using a wheelchair, Peleton, or any form of mobility.
Proceeds benefit Lime Connect’s work to rebrand disability through achievement – specifically the Lime Connect Pathways Scholarship for high school seniors who have disabilities and are entering university. Mike MacKay, Lime’s global board chair, says, “we’re proud to have provided 31 scholarships to date to an amazing group of young students, and bring them into the Lime Connect community as they navigate university. Our goal for 2022 is to fund an additional 15 scholarships, so join the challenge – set up a team, ride with friends and family, and rebrand disability with us!”
Prizes are awarded for the top fund raiser, and top fundraising team; and giveaways include a Yeti 12 soft cooler, Loctote bike locks, gift certificates to Mission BBQ Herndon and The Bike Lane, and more. Individuals who raise $500+ will receive a coveted “500 Club” cycling jersey. (Fundraising is not required to ride.)
The Lime Connect Ride to Rebrand Disability is presented by Bloomberg, and sponsors include Google, NEA (New Enterprise Associates), The Meridian Group/The Boro, The Bike Lane, Unilever, EX2 Adventures, Loctote, Mission BBQ (Herndon), Salesforce, Select Physical Therapy, and Synergy Fitness Training.
To learn more, register to ride or volunteer, and/or donate, go to this link.
About Lime Connect: Lime Connect is a global not for profit 501(c)(3) organization that’s rebranding disability through achievement. We do that by attracting, preparing, and connecting high potential university students and professionals – including veterans – who happen to have all types of disabilities for scholarships, leadership programs, and internships & full time careers with our corporate partners – the world’s leading corporations.
Evelyn Cooke, Lime Connect, 212.521.4469, [email protected]
SOURCE Lime Connect