Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek Celebrates 31 years
(April 12, 2018) - Charleston, WV
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Celebrating its 31st year, the Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek, held by the American Lung Association in West Virginia, is now accepting early registrants. Mountain biking enthusiasts won't want to miss cycling along the 100 miles of the scenic Greenbrier River Trail in Marlinton, West Virginia on May 17-20, 2018.
Riders will check-in on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Greenbrier Youth Camp in Anthony, West Virginia and the Trek will kick-off Friday morning, May 18, at the top of Snowshoe Mountain. Bikers will start at Snowshoe and will spend the next three days peddling along the Greenbrier River Trail through Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties, ending the Trek 100 miles later at the Greenbrier Youth Camp on Sunday, May 20.
Food, refreshments, accommodations, a gear truck, a sag wagon and entertainment are all included in the Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek package. The trek is supported with mechanics, guides, medical personnel and a communications network. Each participant will receive an official 2018 Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek T-shirt and a finisher medal.
"The trek is designed for beginners as well as experienced bikers and every year we are excited to see participants from across the country enjoy the trek," says Dan Green, Vice President of Development, American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic. "It is a great way for families to spend a weekend together, while helping the Lung Association in our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.”
Companies are encouraged to enter teams of two or more riders in the corporate team division. Trophies and prizes are awarded to top individual and corporate team fundraisers. All proceeds from the Trek will benefit the American Lung Association in West Virginia's fight against lung disease in the Mountain State.
There is a $60 non-refundable registration fee for the Greenbrier Trail Bike Trek now through April 17 and trekkers are required to raise a minimum of $500 each in sponsorships. Registration rates increase to $70 on April 18.. Riders are encouraged to compete against one another for the honor of being the highest fundraiser. In fact, those who raise more than $1,000 become a member of the Winners Circle and receive a custom 2018 jersey.
"The Greenbrier Trek is very popular and participation has grown every year, especially our corporate team division," adds Green. "We are expecting 100 riders this year."
The American Lung Association in West Virginia would like to thank this year’s sponsors: Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Brier, Snowshoe Foundation, Frost Brown Todd, Goldberg Persky & White & West Virginia University – School of Public Health. The trek registration deadline is May 1, 2018. If you would like to register or obtain more information about the Trek please visit www.lung.org/trek.
For more information on lung disease or the American Lung Association’s mission, call 1-800-LUNG-USA or visit our website at www.lung.org. Media interesting in covering this event, contact the American Lung Association in West Virginia Communications Director Ewa Dworakowski at [email protected] or by calling 717-971-1123, 717-503-3903 (cell).
About the American Lung Association in West Virginia
The American Lung Association in West Virginia is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association in West Virginia is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association in West Virginia, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.
American Lung Association in West Virginia
2102 Kanawha Blvd. East • Charleston, WV 25311