Three Routes Allow Beginning and Seasoned Riders to Support Triad-Area Non-Profits
HIGH POINT, N.C. – (August 27, 2018) – The Bobby Labonte Foundation, founded by NASCAR champion racecar driver and High Point businessman Bobby Labonte, along with the 2018 Charity Bike Ride Title Sponsor Thomas Built Buses, welcomes all levels of participants to ride through the beautiful, rolling countryside of Davidson County, and raise money for several worthy causes on Saturday, September 8.
When participants register at bobbylabontefoundation.org, they can choose from three routes: a 40 km, 60 km, or 100 km ride. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all cyclists. The routes include fully-stocked rest stops and emergency, medical support and a team of SAG drivers on course. Cyclists will start in front of Showplace on Commerce Avenue in downtown High Point and head west toward Lake Tom-A-Lex before circling back and finishing near the start line. All routes can be viewed online at bobbylabontefoundation.org/charity-bike-ride/.
The Charity Bike Ride is an annual, much-anticipated event in the City of High Point. This year, all proceeds will support three Triad-area organizations that align with the Bobby Labonte Foundation’s mission to help build stronger foundations for children and families: High Point LEAP, Millis Regional Health Education Center, and Ready for School, Ready for Life.
“This year’s routes cover some of my favorite training roads, starting in High Point and heading out into the rolling hills of Davidson County,” said Labonte. “I am really looking forward to riding, raising money for these organizations, and having a good time with a few hundred friends who are doing the same thing.”
The Charity Bike Ride starts at 7:30 am Saturday, September 8. This year’s events also include an art gallery exhibit, “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form,” at Theatre Art Galleries on Thursday, September 6. A VIP ride and luncheon will be held the morning of Friday, September 7, followed by an evening silent auction and cocktail party. The High Point Hospital Heart & Sole 5k begins at 8 am, following a course through downtown High Point.
New this year is Hi Fest, High Point’s fall festival in celebration of diversity. Runners, cyclists, and their friends and family can enjoy Hi Fest’s live music, vendor booths, and celebration from 9 am to 4 pm on September 8.
Tickets for the VIP ride and luncheon and the silent auction and cocktail party can be purchased on the Bobby Labonte Foundation website. All of the proceeds from the charity bike ride, the brunch ride, and the silent auction and cocktail party will fund the 2018 grants.