Ride includes 20, 40, 60 and 80 mile options
COOKEVILLE – The third annual “Ride to the Sky,” a cycling benefit that will challenge riders of all skill levels – and raise money for a good cause – is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
Proceeds from the event will go to “Carmen’s Fund,” a program of the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation that provides free CPR education in the Upper Cumberland community. The fund is named for Carmen Burnette, former CPR coordinator at Putnam County EMS; Burnette passed away unexpectedly in 2011.
“Carmen Burnette worked diligently during her time here on earth to provide CPR education to everyone in the community,” John Bell, director of the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation, said. “The goal of Carmen’s Fund is to build a community of everyday heroes through free CPR, AED and choking emergency education. We are thrilled to have the third annual ‘Ride to the Sky’ event that continues to build on the legacy that she began.”
Cycling tours will start and end at Cookeville’s Dogwood Park. The Ride to the Sky includes 20 mile, 40 mile, 60 mile and 80 mile route options. All routes include some course overlap. The event will conclude with a post-ride celebration featuring live music, local craft brews and a barbecue lunch.
The presenting sponsor is First National Bank. Additional sponsors include Tennessee Heart, REI, Cookeville Regional Medical Center, CookeVegas, Wakefield Venture Group, Caney Fork Cycles, Compass Advisory Group, Rock 93.7 and Papa Tonys.
For more information or to register, visit www.RideToTheSky.org.