RAW bikeride raises money for Rotary humanitarian efforts

Organizers anticipate about 100 rider/entrants in the second Rotary RAW (“Ride Around the Wellsvilles”), a fundraising event beginning Saturday morning at the Rotary Pavilion at Willow Park in Logan.

Riders will begin to gather at the pavilion at 6:00 Saturday morning. All cyclists are invited to register. This is a non-competitive event.

“The money we generate from this effort will go for humanitarian aid,” said Logan Rotary President Larry Hogge. “We use some of the funds locally, we contribute to the food pantry. It also goes for across the border projects we have supported in Mexico and Peru.

“We have an annual trip we have participated in with Mexico for about 12 years now. These funds help in that project.”

Money raised comes in part from registration fees to be part of the ride and from donors who sponsor some of the materials needed to run such an event.

“Each participant will pay anywhere from $25 to $55 depending on the bike route they choose,” said Hogge.

“We have a 26-mile ride, it’s a great ride for a family with young kids and others who just don’t want to be going up through Sardine Canyon. It starts in Willow Park and goes out through the Mendon area, then over to Wellsville where we have a rest stop. Then the bikers can turn around and follow basically the same route back to Willow Park.”

A longer 100-mile ride starts at Willow Park, runs through Wellsville, into Sardine Canyon and then down into Brigham City, over to Honeyville and Deweyville, before returning into the Cache Valley, through Mendon and back to Willow Park.

That literally makes it a ride around the Wellsville Mountain Range.

“We will be at the pavilion Friday evening taking registration from 5:00 until 8:00 and also early Saturday morning taking late registration,” said Hogge. “You are never too late to get in on this one.”

For more information about the bike ride, visit <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.rotaryraw.com/”>www.rotaryraw.com</a>.

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