26th Annual Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek on May 16-19 supports the mission of American Lung Association in West Virginia

26th Annual Greenbrier River

(May 17, 2013)

 


Contact:


Chaste Barclay

304-342-6600

cbarclay@lunginfo.org


 

26th Annual Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek on May 16-19 supports the mission of American Lung Association in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, Wv. The American Lung Association in West Virginia (ALA-WV) is now registering participants for the twenty-sixth annual Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek (GTBT). Biking enthusiasts won't want to miss this exciting 100-mile ride through the scenic Greenbrier River State Park, May 16-19.

After checking-in on Thursday evening, the event kicks-off early Friday, May 17. Trekkers will ride off of Snowshoe Mountain and spend the next three days peddling through Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties ending 100 miles later at the Greenbrier Youth Camp in Anthony, WV on Sunday, May 19.

Food, refreshments, accommodations, gear truck, sag wagon and entertainment are all included in the GTBT package. The trek is supported with mechanics, guides, medical personnel and a communications network.

"The trek is designed for beginners as well as experienced mountain bikers," says Chantal Fields, Vice President of Mission, ALA-WV.  "It is a great way for families to spend a weekend together and support a great cause."

Companies are encouraged to enter teams of four or more riders in the corporate team division. Trophies and prizes are awarded to top individual and team fundraisers. All proceeds from the trek will benefit the ALA-WV’s fight against lung disease in the mountain state.

There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee and trekkers are required to raise $450 each in pledges. Those who raise more than $1,000 become a member of the Winner’s Circle and receive special prizes. All funds raised will be used to fight asthma, COPD, emphysema and lung cancer through education, community service, advocacy and research.

The registration deadline is May 1, 2013. If you would like to register or obtain more information about the trek please call Chaste Barclay at (304) 342-6600 or 1-800-LUNG-USA or go to www.lunginfo.org/trek.

 

About the American Lung Association

Now in its second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is “Fighting for Air” through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the American Lung Association, a Charity Navigator Four Star Charity and holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit www.lungusa.org.

###

 

 

If you would rather not receive future communications from American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic, let us know by clicking here.
American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic, 3001 Old Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011 United States