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St. Luke’s Hospice Hosts Fourth Annual Charity Bike Ride

St. Luke’s Hospice Hosts Fourth Annual Charity Bike Ride

Bethlehem, PA (4/14/2014)  --  St. Luke’s Hospice is hosting its 4th Annual Charity Bike Ride as a way to raise funds and awareness of hospice care and to encourage exercise as part of the Get Your Tail on the Trail program.  The ride will be held on Saturday, May 3 beginning at 10 am.

“St. Luke’s Hospice relies on community support to ensure continued, high-quality, compassionate care for families and patients,” said Linda Moller, Director of Hospice, St. Luke’s University Health Network.  “Funds raised by the event’s registration fees will support patients and families currently receiving hospice care and will provide hope and peace to them during a time of great uncertainty.”

Bike enthusiasts at all levels of ability will be able to participate in either the 18 mile or 36 mile trail ride, which begins on the D&L National Heritage Trail, Lehighton Trailhead, 200 North Main Lane, Lehighton, PA 18235.

The 18 mile option is a one-way ride that begins in Lehighton, heads south and ends with a shuttle ride, provided by Pocono Biking, back to your starting point.  The 36 mile ride is a round trip beginning and ending at the Lehighton Trailhead.  Both rides begin south of Jim Thorpe and traverse by riverbeds, the canal towpath and some paved sections.  Museums, the Appalachian Trail crossing, environmental center and beautiful views of the Blue Mountains, Appalachian Trail and Lehigh Gap will be seen.

The cost of the ride is $40, which includes a participation kit, shirt, bike loan from Pocono Biking (if needed) and shuttle service (for the 18 mile riders and bikes).  All proceeds benefit the St. Luke’s Hospice program.  Registration for the ride is required at www.active.com – search: “St. Luke’s Hospice.”  Online registration closes at 10 pm on Wednesday, April 30.  Event registration is also available the morning of the event from 8:30 – 9:45 am at the Lehighton Trail head.

St. Luke’s University Health Network and Delaware and Lehigh National Corridor encourage you to get active – sign up at www.tailonthetrail.org.  The Get Your Tail on the Trail program is free and when you log the miles you walk, run or bike, you’ll earn prizes! The 4th Annual Charity Bike Ride miles count toward your miles for the Get Your Tail on the Trail program. Join today and help us build a healthy community… one mile at a time!

For more information about Pocono biking, please see www.poconobiking.com.


Contact

Denise E. Rader
Director, Network Media Relations
St. Luke's University Health Network
484-526-4104
Denise.Rader@sluhn.org