October 2, 2010
Century Cycles hosted its very first Night Ride on the Towpath Trail for charity, with a ride to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. At a cost of $20 per rider, all proceeds went directly to the Ronald McDonald House. Riders received a goodie bag and a long-sleeve Night Ride t-shirt.
In addition to the organizers Century Cycles and the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, the event was also made possible thanks to the underwriting support of the Sigma Tau Theta International Honor Society of Nursing (Nu Delta Chapter), and Elyria Plastic Products.
See this press release for more details about the event.
A rainy evening kept many indoors, but about 50 riders still showed up, some first-timers and some experienced Night Riders. That included a generous man who was the last person to register to ride and gave $1,000! He said he knew the turnout would be affected by the weather and he wanted to help make the event a success. He sure did - in all, it raised over $2,700!
The ride began at 7:00pm under a light sprinkle, but the skies cleared up during the ride, making for a cool and pleasant event. At the 13-mile ride's halfway point, volunteers for the Ronald McDonald house served snacks to the riders, which included cookies, warm apple cider, water, and sports drinks.
Congratulations to Rhonda Koch, the raffle winner of a basket of goodies (including t-shirt, coffee mug, tire pump, and more!) from Century Cycles and the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland!