Ryde-A-Thon Benefits Cycling Program for People with Disabilities
Saturday's event at Ryde On Saline will raise money for Programs to Educate All Cyclists.
Ryde On Cycling Studio will host a four-hour “Ryde”-a-thon Saturday to support a Washtenaw county organization that helps people with disabilities enjoy the benefits of cycling.
Performance Bike Shop, Bearclaw Coffee, and Afternoon Delight, also of Ann Arbor, have signed on to sponsor the event, which takes place from 2-6 p.m.
Detroit Lions' running back Jahvid Best has donated a signed jersey. The Ryde-a-thon will be held at the RydeOn! studio at 450 E. Michigan Ave. in Saline.
Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC) was founded in 2004 by Saline resident John Waterman, a public school teacher, in response to an accident where a special needs student at his school was severely injured by a car while riding his bicycle. The program provides cycling classes to people with disabilities and to those who wish to act as trained cycling companions to people with disabilities.
RydeOn! Cycling Studio opened in Saline in October of 2011 and is co-owned by Saline-area residents Brigid Lossing and Christina Turner.