Eighth Annual Bike for Hope

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For the past seven years, the Annual George Thanhauser Bike for Hope has been growing in number of participants and funds raised. This year, organizers are expecting the biggest turnout yet for this fundraiser benefiting the Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness, also known for its annual Thad and Alice Eure Walk for Hope every October.

The Eighth Annual Bike for Hope will be held Sat., April 28 at Trek Bicycles of Raleigh at 10911 Raven Ridge Road. Three rides will be offered – 50-mile, 32-mile and 15-mile – and all will end with a post-ride celebration featuring special prize drawings. The registration fee is only $35 in advance ($45 day of event) and includes a Bike for Hope t-shirt, breakfast, refreshments, lunch and more.
The 50-mile ride will begin at 8 a.m., the 32-mile ride at 9 a.m., and 15-mile ride at 10 a.m., with registration for each ride beginning one hour prior to the start time. Bikers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. This year, The Bicycle Chain is offering half-price rentals for anyone participating in the Bike for Hope.

The event started in 2004 as a bike and hike for family and friends in memory of George Thanhauser, who had recently lost his battle with cancer. After retiring from IBM, Thanhauser owned the Town and Country Bike Shop in Wake Forest.

“This has grown to be a very popular event,” said Greg Cox, event coordinator and volunteer. “We attract both cycling enthusiasts and supporters of the Foundation of Hope. It’s a great way to spend a beautiful Saturday morning in Raleigh.”

Event supporters this year include Trek Bicycles of Raleigh, Angus Barn, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, SoBe Lifewater, Aquafina, Radio 96.1, Captrust, Fred Anderson Toyota, Lowes Foods, The Meat House, Royal Cup Coffee, The Bicycle Chain, Trader Joe’s, Raleighwood Cinema & Grill, Bruegger’s, Poppyseed Market and Jersey Mike’s.

For more information or to register, visit www.walkforhope.com and click on the Bike for Hope registration link. Registration materials are also available from the Foundation of Hope by calling (919) 781-9255 or e-mailing walkforhope@walkforhope.com.

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