LIGHTNING RELEASES (5/24/2014) – Join us for the 2nd Annual Answers for Autism Bike Ride on July 19, 2014 and get in gear to raise funds and awareness for autism. The event will include a 40-mile, 20-mile and a 1 mile family friendly ride starting at Fortville Nazarene Church (701 S. Maple St., Fortville, IN). Registration takes place at 6:00 am and ride begins at 8:00 am. The Colts in Motion Trailer will be there to provide fun activities for everyone and Gigi’s Cupcakes will provide a delicious treat after a long ride! Light refreshments will be provided to participants at no cost throughout the ride. There will also be food for purchase.
The ride benefits Answers for Autism. An all-volunteer organization founded and led by parents of children on the autism spectrum. We dedicate ourselves to creating a community where individuals with autism are able to participate in and contribute without fear of bias or loss of individuality. This is accomplished through our Answers for Autism Grant Program.
Proceeds from the Bike Ride and other Answers for Autism events fund the Answers for Autism Grant Program which awards grants to non-profit organizations across Indiana in areas of education, recreation and safety. Some of the programs that have been supported by Answers for Autism grants include camp scholarships, iPads for learning or communication, therapeutic riding, national speakers, training for First Responders and equipment for Project Life Saver.
Our grant program is funded through donations and sponsorships of various events held through the year. Since 2001, we have distributed over $600,000 to non-profit autism programs throughout Indiana and $200,000 has been donated to national autism research. Join us at the 2nd Annual Answers for Autism Bike Ride and help Indiana families touched by autism!
Save time on ride day and pre-register online at http://www.2014answersforautismbkeride.kintera.org. Having everyone registered helps us better plan for the day’s activities. Registration is also available on event day. Cost of registration per individual is $35 for the 20 and 40 mile ride and $10 for the Family Friendly ride. T-shirts will be available for $15. Each individual who raises $100 or more will receive an official Answers for Autism Bike Ride T-shirt on ride day (while supplies last). Additional information is available at www.AnswersAutism.org.