The Southern CT Cycling Club and Madison Jaycees Join Forces to bring you the 2013 Summer Breeze Century Ride for Autism
The Southern Connecticut Cycle Club and the Madison Jaycees are teaming up once again to bring you the 2013 Summer Breeze Century Ride for Autism. The ride will be co-chaired by Chris Weiler from the Madison Jaycees, and Mike Cohen from the Southern CT Cycle Club. For more information, or to register online, please visit our website at www.SummerBreezeCentury.org . The ride will be held at Daniel Hand High School in Madison on Saturday July 13, 2013. Last year’s ride was a huge success and generated over $10,000 to benefit individuals with autism and their families. The Summer Breeze Century Ride is a well supported bike ride that offers a Century Ride (100 miles), a 62 mile (100k) route, a 50 mile route, or gentle 22 and 15 mile routes for newer cyclists. The ride includes scenic country roads through towns including Deep River, Chester, and Essex as well as beautiful shoreline views in Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Clinton, Madison, and Guilford. This year, we have improved the century course to include more shoreline views in Sachems Head (Guilford) and Stony Creek, and fewer (GIANT) hills in Durham. The ride will be on Saturday, July 13, 2013, and will begin at Daniel Hand High School at 286 Green Hill Road in Madison, CT. Registration fees are $40 (now) and $50 after June 30th. The beneficiaries will be the SARAH Foundation and Jacob’s Team Foundation. Any rider who raises more than $500 in donations will earn a free, logoed cycling jersey. Any rider who earns more than $100 in donations will earn a free, logoed, coffee mug.
Jacob’s team is a local foundation formed by Sharon and Shane Kokoruda of Madison. Jacob’s Team’s mission is to raise money to support the diagnosis, treatment, and eventual cure of autism. Please visit jacobsteam.org. Jacob’s team provides a simple, on-line way for athletes competing in a triathlon, bike race, swim race, or any sporting event to form a team to raise money for families who are struggling to cover the costs associated with providing proper treatment for an autistic child. Jacob’s Team has also sponsored events such as the annual golf tournament at Madison Country Club, and is proud to be a beneficiary and supporter of The Summer Breeze Century Ride for Autism.
Founded in 1957 in Guilford, SARAH is a family of agencies that provide programs and services for people with intellectual and other disabilities including Autism. SARAH supports hundreds of people with high quality programs and services for early intervention therapy, vocational training, job placements, residential support, and recreational activities. To learn more about SARAH visit sarahfoundation.org.
The ride will be organized and managed by The Southern Connecticut Cycle Club and the Madison Jaycees. The Southern Connecticut Cycle Club is a volunteer group that organizes bike rides that range from “social and gentle” to “training grade.” It’s more fun to ride with friends, so check out www.SummerBreezeCentury.org and find some other cyclists in your area.
The Madison Jaycees is a non-profit organization that raises funds for a variety of local charities. The Madison Jaycees have sponsored the Turkey Trot road race at Hammonasset State Park every Thanksgiving since 1979. The Jaycees also sponsor the Dave Parcells Madison Triathlon each September at the Surf Club in Madison. Learn more at madisonjc.com.
Riders can register online for the ride at www.SummerBreezeCentury.org. If you are interested in volunteering to help out with the event, or would like to make a donation, please contact Chris Weiler of the Madison Jaycees at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing return riders and new faces, so join us again this year. Bring a friend, or organize a team and help keep the event growing as it has in each of the last four years. For more information, check out www.SummerBreezeCentury.org.
- When: July 13, 2013, registration begins at 7:00 am
- Where: Daniel Hand High School, 286 Green Hill Rd., Madison, CT
Description: The Southern Connecticut Cycle Club and the Madison Jaycees are teaming up once again to bring you the 2013 Summer Breeze Century Ride for Autism. For more information, or to register online, please visit our website at www.SummerBreezeCentury.org. The Summer Breeze Century Ride is a supported bike ride that offers a Century Ride course (100 miles), a 62 mile (100k) course, a 50 mile course, or gentle 22 and 15 mile courses for newer cyclists. Registration fees are $40 (now) and $50 after June 30th. The beneficiaries will be the SARAH and Jacob’s Team Foundations