asheboro, nc: Operation Red Sleigh, Inc. announces its 11th annual charity cycling event, The “Sleigh Ride.” On July 21st and the 1st annual Sleigh Run on July 20th. Operation red sleigh, Inc. prepares for its 11th annual cycling event
This event is hailed the safest cycling event in North Carolina, with the assistance of North Carolina State Troopers, local law enforcement, Fire departments, Emergency Services and a multitude of volunteers. Intersections are swept to remove debris that may be a hazard for the rider. Area bike shops are on hand to assist the rider, if needed. A rider would only need to stop if they wanted to at one of the rest stops along the route.
L. Harkey: It’s a very challenging ride. Each year it keeps getting better and bigger. You couldn’t ask for better support or volunteers. All the pain is worth it when you cross the finish line knowing you are making a difference to kids in need. Looking forward to the next Sleigh Ride!
K. Evenson: This is one of our favorite rides of the year. It is wonderful - every aspect of it. Your volunteers are especially great, as is the cause that the money goes to… We will keep coming back and telling others. Thanks for a great day!!
G. Del Grande: Regardless of rider type or level, ORS is the best supported, and most challenging ride in the region! Where else can you ride and blow through stop lights and 4 lane highway crossings w/o issue or hesitation? The support & dedication from all the volunteers is unmatchable!
The Sleigh Ride has been the organization’s primary fund raiser. The event will be held in downtown Asheboro, NC and expects over 350 cyclists from across the state. Riders have a choice of three challenging routes: 27 mile, 40 mile and 75 mile. Awards are presented in select categories and door prizes will be given away. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a BBQ chicken lunch. Registration opens at 6:45 a.m. on the day of the event. Staggered start will begin at 8:00 a.m. Chip timing is also provided. Lunch will be provided to participants for free and available to their family members for donation.
Registration Fee$35.00 (under 12 Free w/ riding adult on the 20/50/75 mile routes)
Early Registration Special— before June 1st fee is $30.00
Registration forms available at area bicycle shops or online.
We are also very excited to introduce a 5k run the evening before the Sleigh Ride on a certified track. The run will leave from downtown Asheboro at 7pm on a certified 5K. Snacks will be provided and awards will be given out by age group. Cyclist participating in the Sleigh Ride will be able to participate in the Run for only $5. Runners alone will be $20.
Operation Red Sleigh, Inc. would like to thank everyone for making its 10th
annual charity cycling event, the “Sleigh Ride,” a huge success. The Sleigh Ride is the organization’s primary fund
We couldn’t put together such
a great event without the cooperation of local residents, numerous volunteers
and event sponsors, local and State Law Enforcement agencies, Emergency
Services including Fire Departments, communication personnel, Department of
Transportation and Christians United of Southern Randolph County.
Our organization is given
names of children in need by both school system’s counselors/social workers. We
then help Santa shop for those children of Randolph County
who would not have a Christmas without your help. We raise money throughout the year and
provide the children with gifts and a hot meal for the family the day the
presents are distributed
Make sure you check out some of the other great events in our area!
Register Now to take advantage of the Early Bird Discounts
Saturday July 23rd, 2011 Downtown Asheboro
500 Hoover St
Asheboro, NC 27203
Registration and Package Pickup 6:45AM - 7:45AM
Ride begins at 8AM SHARP
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In 2001 a cycling event was organized and has grown each year. It was originally called "Operation Red Sleigh Christmas in July Charity Bike Ride"
It has become known as the safest cycling event on the east coast. Since 2001 this organization has relied on the cycling event as the main fundraiser. 2011 will be our tenth annual cycling event. We continue to improve the route, challenge, and support for you.
Each year our number of participants has increased and we have options for all riders, beginners to professional. We are currently looking for ideas to involve the whole family in the event, so check back for updates and express your opinions on the forum below. The terrain and view are beautiful. In prior years we have provided a 100K, 50K, and 20K route.
Experienced riders will enjoy a beautiful ride through southwest Randolph County. Throughout the route you will experience challenging climbs that will bring out the best in you.
Moderate riders will have the choice to challenge themselves on the 75 mile route or ride the 50 mile route. The 50 mileroute has moderate hills and it shares the same majestic views of the 100k.
Beginners have the option of a 20 mile route that has minimal climbs.
All routes will have police escort and emergency service or law enforcement at every intersection for your safety. We will also have a sag wagon available for those with mechanical problems, as well as rest stops every 20 miles.
We want you to experience a challenging and safe ride in the heart of North Carolina while supporting local families in need.
All routes begin at the Seagrove Elementary School in Seagrove, North Carolina, pottery capital of the world and near the North Carolina Zoo. (Click Here for Directions) There is plenty to do so we encourage you bring the whole family and let them experience beautiful Randolph County. http://www.visitrandolphcounty.com
We have also added a Mini-K for the kids. A .63 mile event around Seagrove Elementary School. Click here to download the registration form.
We will also have a shuttle bus that will run back and forth to the North Carolina Zoo for family members.