Alex’s Lemon Ride cy­cles into Bucks July 21

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DlYiESTltN – Alex’s iemon­ade Stand )RunGDWLRn, D nRnSrR­fiW GeGLFDWeG WR finGLnJ FureV for all kids with can­cer, hits the road with its iemon Ride Bi­cy­cle Tour pre­sented by solvo Cars of North Amer­ica to Doylestown on Sun­day, guly 21at 8W30 a.m.

The event, which starts and ends at Cen­tral Bucks – :eVW HLJK 6FKRRO, Ln­vites cy­clists of all cal­ibers to con­trib­ute to the bat­tle DJDLnVW FKLOGKRRG FDnFer wLWK FRurVeV rDnJLnJ IrRP a 4 mile cam­ily cun Ride to a 63 mile ride (a met­ric cen­tury). The fam­ily friendly event will also in­clude chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties DW WKe VWDrW/finLVK.

CyFOLnJ enWKuVLDVWV DnG all sup­port­ers of Alex’s iemon­ade Stand coun­da­tion are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate or at­tend the fun event WKDW RIIerV OenJWKV IRr YDrLous abil­ity lev­els (4 miles, 12 miles, 3R miles and 63 miles). iunch, snacks and a limited edi­tion iemon Ride Spe­cial­ized “Purist” wa­ter bot­tle will be pro­vided to all those who reJLVWer IRr WKe eYenW. 5eJis­tra­tion is A70 per per­son for those 12 years and older, and A30 per per­son for un­der 12 years. The op­por­tu­nity to fundraise prior to the event is avail­able and prizes will be awarded to top in­di­vid­ual and team fundraisers.

CRnWrLEuWLnJ WR WKe VuFFeVV RI WKe LnDuJurDO yeDr in 2012 were sev­eral teams formed to honor child­hood FDnFer KerReV. $PRnJ them was Team Declan, formed by the Roberts fam­ily to honor 4-year-old Declan Roberts, who lost his life to rhab­domyosar­coma ear­lier in the year. 7Ke IDPLOy, WRJeWKer wLWK friends and sup­port­ers raised more than A13,000 to honor his mem­ory, and DeFODn’V PRP, 0eJDn KDV VWeSSeG uS WR Ee Ln­flu­enWLDO in this year’s ride.

$GGLnJ WR WKe GDy’V IeV­tiv­i­ties, en­ter­tain­ment at WKe VWDrW DnG finLVK OLne SrR­vided by The Party AuthorLWy DnG D rDIfle wLOO DOORw par­tic­i­pants to win var­i­ous prizes. SAd and me­chan­i­cal sup­port will be pro­vided by Doylestown Bike torks, SRAj and duy’s Bi­cy­cles, while sweep and safety rid­ers will be pro­vided by Cen­tral Bucks Bike Club. Ad­di­tion­ally, Doylestown Bike torks will of­fer free bike safety FKeFNV WR reJLVWrDnWV Dny time prior to the ride at their store.

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years, WKe )RunGDWLRn KDV JrRwn our ath­letic events in the Philadel­phia area to the SRLnW wKere WKey Dre KLJKOy VRuJKW-DIWer,” VDLG -Dy Scott, Alex’s dad and CoEx­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of the coun­da­tion. “Af­ter the sucFeVV RI Rur LnDuJurDO Le­Pon Ride, which saw nearly 300 rid­ers, we are thrilled DW WKe FRnWLnuLnJ JrRwWK RI WKLV eYenW, IurWKerLnJ RS­por­tu­ni­ties for ath­letes to MRLn WKe EDWWOe DJDLnVW FKLOG­hood can­cer.”

The day’s fes­tiv­i­ties will span from the 8W30 a.m. start time un­til 3 p.m. The bike tour is not a race, but LnVWeDG D rLGe WKrRuJK WKe area to raise funds for all kids with can­cer. Prizes will how­ever be awarded to the top fundraisers. Par- WLFLSDnWV Dre enFRurDJeG WR form teams and fundraise prior to the event.

fn ad­di­tion to the iemon Ride and coun­da­tion’s an­nual iemon Run Rh (slated for Sun­day, Novem­ber 10, 2013), the coun­da­tion has in­tro­duced an ath­letic arm, Team iemon, for ath­letes across the coun­try. Team iemon in­vites ath­letes of all cal­ibers to make a dif­fer­ence as they run, bike or swim to reach their per­sonDO DWKOeWLF JRDOV DnG VLPuO­ta­neously help kids with can­cer.

cor more in­for­ma­tion on The iemon Ride, to vol­unWeer, reJLVWer Rr EeFRPe D spon­sor, visit AlexsiemonDGe.RrJ/LePRn5LGe.

Alex’s iemon­ade Stand coun­da­tion (AiSc) ePerJeG IrRP WKe IrRnW yDrG lemon­ade stand of can­cer pa­tient Alexan­dra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). fn 2000, 4-year-old Alex an­nounced that she wanted to hold a lemon­ade stand to raise PRney WR KeOS finG D Fure for all chil­dren with can­cer. 6LnFe $Oex KeOG WKDW firVW stand, the coun­da­tion bearLnJ Ker nDPe KDV eYROYeG LnWR D nDWLRnDO IunGrDLVLnJ move­ment, com­plete with thou­sands of sup­port­ers across the coun­try car­ryLnJ Rn Ker OeJDFy RI KRSe. To date, Alex’s iemon­ade 6WDnG )RunGDWLRn, D reJLVtered R01(c)3 char­ity, has raised more than A60 milOLRn WRwDrG IuO­fiOOLnJ $Oex’V GreDP RI finGLnJ D Fure, IunGLnJ RYer 275 reVeDrFK projects na­tion­ally.

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