Time: March 5, 2010 at 6pm to March 6, 2010 at 2:30pm
Location: North Collier Regional Park
Street: 15000 Livingston Road
City/Town: Naples, FL
Website or Map: http://www.miraclelimbs.org
Event Type: benefit, bike, ride
Organized By: Robert Ayres
Latest Activity: Jan 30, 2010
The 2nd Annual Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion Bike Ride will be held on March 6, 2010, at North Collier Regional Park in Naples, FL. On-site registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. with the first ride starting at 7:00 a.m and staggered starting for the rest of the rides. The event will feature a 2-mile family fun ride through the park, 10, 28, 42 and 62 mile city rides and a new 4.8-mile timed trial ride. The registration fee is $35 per rider for those 11 years and older, $10 per non-rider and children 10 and younger are free. Registration includes a free t-shirt, power breakfast, lunch buffet, a children’s bike safety clinic and activities, fully supported SAG stops and a prosthetist for amputee rider support.
The bike ride will kick off with the International Hotel Travel Auction Dinner at the Hilton Naples Towers on Friday, March 5, where attendees will be able to bid on exclusive national and international hotel stays around the world. Registration for the dinner is $75.00 per person and is open to both riders and non-riders.
The goal for this year’s ride and silent auction dinner is to raise $75,000 to continue the work of the Miracle Limbs Foundation in providing support to Florida amputees. At the heart of this year’s ride will be Jamarion Styles, a six-year-old from West Palm Beach who lost both of his arms as an infant. A portion of the proceeds will help Jamarion’s family purchase myoelectric arms that will cost approximately $46,000.
Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion has been supported by a number of local community leaders including: Arthrex; TREK Estero/Naples; Pediatrics Prosthetics of Houston; EmbroidMe; Oakes Farm Market; Einstein’s; Waste Management, Inc.; First Baptist Church of Naples; North Naples Fire Department; Embarq; Buca di Beppo; South Street City Oven & Grill; McDonald’s; Calistoga Bakery Cafe; Collier County Parks & Recreation; Cecil’s Copy Express; VSM.net; Hilton Naples; Wynn’s Market & Catering; Big Al’s; North Naples United Methodist Church; Chick-Fil-A; Collier County Sheriff’s Department.
Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion is a non-profit organization devoted to the psychological, medical, financial, and spiritual support of amputees. The organization is the inspiration of founder Bob Ayres, an above the knee amputee. Bob’s painful and triumphant journey from the tragedy of losing his leg in a car accident inspired him to create an efficient, user-friendly, “one stop” center for fellow amputees struggling not only to accept their fate, but to transform their experience into increased productivity and joy. Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion is helping to fill a huge void in the non-profit community for a quickly increasing number of amputees due to diabetes (253 new diabetic amputees daily in the US alone) combat injuries (over 35.5% of returning vets are now coming home as new amputees), birth defects and accidents.
To learn more about Miracle Limbs, or to register for the 2nd Annual Bike Ride and the International Hotel Travel Auction Dinner, visit www.MiracleLimbs.org