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Help Out: March 24, 2013

By Staff reports

Bike trek for lungs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The American Lung Association in West Virginia is registering participants for the 26th annual Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek, a 100-mile ride through the scenic Greenbrier River State Park, May 16-19.

After check-in on May 16, the event kicks off early the next day. Trekkers will ride off of Snowshoe Mountain and spend the next three days pedaling through Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties, ending up, after 100 miles, at the Greenbrier Youth Camp in Anthony on May 19.

Food, refreshments, accommodations, gear truck, sag wagon and entertainment are all included in the package. The trek is supported with mechanics, guides, medical personnel and a communications network.

"The trek is designed for beginners as well as experienced mountain bikers," says Chantal Fields, vice president of mission for ALA-WV. "It is a great way for families to spend a weekend together and support a great cause."

Companies are encouraged to enter teams of four or more riders in the corporate team division. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to top individual and team fundraisers. All proceeds will go to fight lung disease in the Mountain State.

There is a $50 nonrefundable registration fee and trekkers are required to raise $450 each in pledges.

The registration deadline is May 1. To register or to get more information, call Chaste Barclay at 304-342-6600 or 800-LUNG-USA or visit www.lunginfo.org/trek.


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