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SOAR for Veterans Cycling Event
June 2, 2018
The inaugural SOAR for Veterans cycling event celebrates our nation’s veterans and raises funds to support the Mid-Shore Recovering Veterans Group (MSRVG). This fundraiser will take place on Saturday, June 2 at the Talbot Community Center in Easton. The event includes four rides – 25- and 50-mile fitness rides and a 62.5-mile metric century. All rides are on Talbot County roads open to traffic and are fully supported with four rest stops and on-road support.
The ride coincides with the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Veterans Wall on display through June 6 at the VFW Post 5118 in Easton. The traveling memorial is three hundred feet long, a 3/5 replica of the original monument in Washington, D.C. and contains the names of all the casualties from the war in Vietnam. The ride will include a rest stop at the site so that all riders will have the opportunity to visit and pay their respects.
All event proceeds support the Mid-Shore Recovering Veterans Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to assisting Mid-Shore U.S. veterans from all foreign conflicts who have served our country in any capacity, in any country, at any time. The organization offers wheelchair and handicap ramps and engages veterans and their families to come together for hiking, biking, fishing and more. For more information or to register for the ride, visit www.soarforveterans.com. One hundred percent of dollars raised by MSVRG go directly to support veterans through the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.
Cyclists Amy Haines (left), Susan Sarubin, Sandi Whitehurst and Wendy Palmer are looking forward to the inaugural SOAR for Veterans event on June 2.
Participating in the SOAR for Veterans cycling event are Michael Murphy (left), John Kelly, Jeff Horstman and Ryan Carrion.