Ride for Recovery Supports Agency Programs

For Who:  Bicyclists from around the State
Where:  Oak House
800 Oak Street
Painesville, OH 44060
When:   Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
Registration 7:00 a.m.
Ride begins at 8:05 a.m.
What:    Bicycle ride with 15 & 35 mile routes
Web:     www.wizathon.com/lgrc-ride-for-recovery
Pre-registration is encouraged-riders can register now online

Bicyclists from around Ohio are invited to celebrate Lake-Geauga Recovery Center’s Ride for Recovery, a new ride in support of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers and the numerous programs offered to people on the path to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.  The Ride for Recovery honors those people who are currently in treatment, those who are in recovery and embracing a healthy lifestyle, and remembering those who have lost their lives to the disease of addiction.

The ride will originate from Oak House, Lake-Geauga Recovery Center’s women’s residential treatment facility. Riders will choose from two routes; 15 miles and 35 miles.  The 15-mile ride will travel from Painesville to Mentor and back.  The 35-mile ride will travel from Painesville to Chardon and back.  Both routes will return to Oak House around Noon. Riders may stop at various Lake-Geauga Recovery Center’s facilities along the routes where they can enjoy a refreshment and learn about the agency and its various programs.

Cyclists will travel on public roadways and will need to adhere to all traffic regulations. Cyclists are also required to wear helmets.

“We are very excited to announce this new event which we hope people will enjoy.  In addition to the cycling event we are also raffling off a chance to win a new bike! “said Melanie Blasko, President and CEO of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers.

Ride registration is $30 for people 15 and over. Children ages 12-14 are free. Children under 12 will not be allowed to ride.  All proceeds will benefit Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers provides a wide range of services for adults whose lives have been affected by their own or another’s use of alcohol or other drugs, by problem gambling or by mental illness. At every level from prevention to residential recovery services, we offer a message of hope to individuals, families, and the entire community.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is a private, nonprofit agency providing continuous service to the community since 1971. Services at Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers are made possible due to the generous support of the Lake County ADAMHS Board, the Geauga Board of MHRS, and United Way of Lake & Geauga Counties.

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