Bike ride for sight

East Windsor - posted Jun, 14 2013

EAST WINDSOR - The Second Annual Bike Ride For Sight, the Tour de East Windsor, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Sept. 29. The Club is currently seeking persons who are interested in riding in the event, or area businesses who may be interested in a sponsorship role. The Tour de East Windsor is a non-competitive, community bike ride that takes place over the low-traffic, rural roads of East Windsor and Broad Brook. The ride, which benefits sight-related causes supported by the Lions Club, consists of two ride lengths this year: a six-mile route designed for families, children, and less-experienced bicyclists, and a 27-mile route designed for more experienced riders. Both rides will start and finish at the East Windsor Park on Reservoir Road. The 30 bicyclists who participated in last year’s inaugural Bike Ride For Sight, ranging in age from 9 years up to 68 years, enabled the East Windsor Lions Club to raise over $2,800 for the sight-related causes it supports. Since its founding in 1953, Club members have diligently worked on fundraising events to benefit sight related causes by sponsoring eye screening, providing large print books to the East Windsor Public Library, and providing eyeglasses to residents in need. In addition, the Club has supported the Conn. Lions Eye Research Center at Yale University, the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, and the Conn. Lions Low Vision Centers. For more information on how to register for the ride or on becoming a sponsor, please go to Facebook.com and type in "TourdeEastWindsor" in the search box or contact the ride chairman at mmpksr@sbcglobal.com.


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