Ride around the Wellsvilles helps provide clean water in Peru and bicycles for local youth

Saturday, July 26th is the day for the 4th annual Logan Rotary RAW, a recreational bike ride around the Wellsville mountain range with three different options: a 23-mile ride, a 66-mile ride and a 96-mile ride around the beautiful Wellsville mountains.

Chairman of Rotary RAW, Ben Jarvis, said the ride starts at 7 a.m. at the Willow Park West Rotary Pavilion and ends in the same place. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show, Jarvis said the cost is $50 per rider which, along with sponsor contributions, will go toward a clean water project in Peru.

Jarvis said there is also a local project tied to the ride: to purchase helmets and bicycles for local youth in need.

“We see a lot of youth that don’t get outside a whole lot, that aren’t very active,” Jarvis said. “We see this as a vehicle, if you will, to get them off the couch, to get them away from being in front of the TV, or off their video games.

“It helps to build a good, healthy youth, to possibly fight the obesity situation that we’re constantly hearing about, and create a healthy lifestyle.”

Riders can register right up until the ride starts at <a href=”http://rotaryraw.com/” target=”_blank”>rotaryraw.com</a>. Jarvis said riders do not need to be members of the Rotary Club to participate and families are encouraged to get involved.

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