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Scenic St. Luke’s Bike Ride to Benefit St. Luke’s Hospice

Are your tires inflated and your chain lubed? It’s that time of the year – the St. Luke’s Charity Bike Ride will be held on Saturday June 2nd at 10 am on the D&L Trail to raise funds and awareness for hospice care.

WHAT: St. Luke’s 8th Annual Charity Bike Ride

WHEN: Saturday June 2, 2018 at 10am (Registration 8:30 to 9:45 am)

WHERE: Lehighton Trailhead, 200 North Main Lane, Lehighton, PA 18235

This event allows bike enthusiasts of all abilities to participate in either a 20- or 30-mile ride. Rain or shine, the rides begin on the D&L National Heritage Trail, Lehighton Trailhead, 200 North Main Lane, Lehighton.

From south of Jim Thorpe, the rides traverse along riverbeds and the canal towpath, as well as some paved sections. The riders will see museums, the Appalachian Trail crossing, an environmental center and beautiful views of the Blue Mountains, Appalachian Trail and Lehigh Gap. 

The entry fee is $40, which also covers a participation bag, performance T-Shirt and a bike or helmet loan from Pocono Biking (if needed). All proceeds benefit the St. Luke’s Hospice program.

Register for the ride at http://vna.slhn.org/about-us/events/annual-bike-ride. Event registration is also available the morning of the event from 8:30 – 9:45 am at the Lehighton Trailhead.

This is an approved event of St. Luke’s “Get Your Tail on the Trail” program, https://tailonthetrail.org/ .

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Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue of $1.9 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018.  It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program.  Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.