The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

March 15, 2013

Greenbrier River Trail

Registration opens for bike trek

— Registration is under way for the 26th annual Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek, according to the American Lung Association in West Virginia (ALA-WV).

The 100-mile ride through scenic Greenbrier River State Park will be hosted May 16-19.

Check-in will be held Thursday evening, and the event kicks off early May 17 at Snowshoe Mountain.

Trekkers will spend the next three days peddling through Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties, ending 100 miles later at the Greenbrier Youth Camp in Anthony on May 19.

Food, refreshments, accommodations, gear truck, sag wagon and entertainment are all included in the Trek package.

Mechanics, guides, medical personnel will also be on-site, along with a communications network.

“The trek is designed for beginners as well as experienced mountain bikers,” said Chantal Fields, ALA-WV vice president of Mission.

“It is a great way for families to spend a weekend together and support a great cause.”

All proceeds from the trek will benefit the ALA-WV’s fight against lung disease in the Mountain State.

Companies are encouraged to enter teams of four or more riders in the corporate team division; trophies and prizes will be awarded to top individual and team fundraisers.

Trekkers are required to raise $450 each in pledges and there is a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

Those who raise more than $1,000 will 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. To register or get more information about the trek, call Chaste Barclay at 304-342-6600 or visit www.lunginfo.org/trek.

— E-mail: wholdren@register-herald.com

 

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