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Alzheimer’s Assoc. to hold cycling event at OSF

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm

The Alzheimer’s Association will hold the 2012 Alzheimer’s Challenge cycling event, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 3, at Old Stone Fort State Park.

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“This is our inaugural cycling event,” said program creator Sarah Wood. “We chose Manchester because Old Stone Fort is such a beautiful venue.

Three routes are available to riders in the Alzheimer’s Challenge. The shortest ride is a 15-mile ride with check-in at 8 a.m. and a 9 a.m. start time. The two longer rides, the 30 and 62 mile, will check-in at 7 a.m. and will start at 8 a.m.

All cyclists have a $25 registration fee and a $150 fundraising minimum.

The ride will end on top of the OSF museum.

“It’s a beautiful, scenic atmosphere,” Wood said.

Following the ride, an after party will include barbecue  massages and music.

Cyclists will receive a long sleeved event tee, a goody bag, an opportunity to win an Alzheimer’s Challenge jersey-shorts combo and other giveaways.

“The ride is not difficult. We really wanted to accommodate every level of cyclists.”

The theme of this year’s cycling event is “Keep your brain in gear.”

Individual or companies can register at or by phone at 1-800-272-3900, The Alzheimer’s Challenge is geared to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Organizers ask that those interested to register by Nov. 1, but registrations will be accepted through the day of the event.

The local Alzheimer’s Association is located at 201 West Lincoln St. Tullahoma, 455-3345.