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The 11th Annual Best Dam Ride is Sunday

Posted: April 23, 2014 - 12:03am
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Riders work their way along the bike course during a previous Best Dam Ride, which helps the Southeastern Firefighter Burn Foundation.  Handout
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Riders work their way along the bike course during a previous Best Dam Ride, which helps the Southeastern Firefighter Burn Foundation.

For the 11th year, area cyclists will have a chance to stretch their legs for a cause.

The Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation’s 11th Annual Best Dam Bicycle Ride is Sunday at Clarks Hill Dam beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Sponsored by Chain Reaction Bicycles and Allegra Printing, this event is for cyclists of all ages and abilities with rides consisting of 25-, 60-, 80- and 100-mile road options. A mountain bike course on the historic Bartram Trail, sponsored by SORBA CSRA, has multiple ride options ranging from five to 50 miles.

To register, visit Chain Reaction Bicycles in Evans or go to www.active.com and search “Best Dam Ride.” The cost is $35 per rider in advance, $40 on Sunday and children under 12 may ride free, if accompanied by an adult. Lunch, gift bags and rest stop refreshments will be provided to cyclists. Registration on Sunday begins at 7 a.m.

Proceeds from the event go to the SFBF, which provides assistance to families of patients being treated at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

“The Best Dam Ride is an annual ride that gives those interested in cycling an opportunity to test their skills and enjoy a beautiful day covering two states, three counties and twelve communities along the way,” said Bobbie Jo Gainey, SFBF Development Director. “The Best Dam Bike Ride gets bigger each year; last year’s event attracted more than 450 riders.”

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