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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Athens AM Rotary Club’s annual Quilt Barn Ride and Poker Run - July 18th

A Benefit for Athens AM Rotary & Cancer Research

The Athens AM Rotary Club’s annual Quilt Barn Ride and Poker Run will raise funds for the Club’s charity work and for Pelotonia, a grassroots bike tour based in Columbus, Ohio with one goal: to end cancer. The Quilt Barn Ride begins at 8 a.m., July 18th, 2009 and starts at the Athens County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, 667 East State St., Athens, Ohio. Poker Run prizes will be announced at 1:00 p.m.

A special route has been designed to provide cyclists with a scenic ride through Athens, County, with stops at five local Quilt Barns. The route will consist of a 30- mile loop, with an additional 20 miles of optional road available for the more experienced riders who want more of a challenge. The Athens County Quilt Barns include paintings of traditional quilt patterns on local barns. The Quilt Barns were created from an Appalachian Ohio art project, with funding from the Ohio Arts Council. This project planted the seeds for what has become a national art movement.

What are my Registration Options?

There are three Classes for which you can register. Please visit the Registration Page for more information on the following classes:

Prize Class riders have the opportunity to win a variety of active lifestyle-based prizes including the Grand Prize: the opportunity to ride with Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour De France winner and cancer survivor, in the 100-mile-long Pelotonia Tour to Athens, Ohio on Saturday August 29. The value of this prize is $1,500, all of which will go toward cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Center Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Please visit the Registration page for more information.
Fun Class riders get to ride the route at a discounted fee, the same fee riders have paid in the past.
Group Class riders get a Prize Class discount for registering a team of 4 riders — buy three, get one free!



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