May 292014

Brittney Crory getting ready to Ride for WellnessAmy Ashman

Brittney Crory getting ready to Ride for Wellness

Groton Wellness and the Groton Community Foundation are sponsoring a family-style bike ride this Saturday to raise money for a joint project, The Free Wellness Project.

Walkers, skateboarders, cyclists, and horseback riders are invited to check in at the Groton-Dunstable Middle School after 1 p.m. The group will leave about 2 p.m. and travel about a mile along Champney, Hollis, and Common Streets to reach the Common Street entrance to the Nashua River Rail Trail. On the Rail Trail, pedlars can ride north towards New Hampshire as long as they like, so long as they return to the Middle School to check out by 4 p.m.

The program is intended to help raise money for those in need who are unable to pay for much-needed private health care.

The event includes sponsorship by, North Middlesex Savings Bank, Murphy Insurance, Natural Awakenings, and ISS.

According to a press release from Groton Wellness, “For more information and to register, please visit Participants are encouraged to ask as many friends, family members, and co-workers to sponsor their rides as possible. Groups are encouraged to put together ride teams and compete to see who can raise the most money. When checking in on Ride day, participants turn in their donations and receive a Ride for Free Wellness T-shirt. (Fundraising is encouraged but not required.) ”

The cost is $25 to register for the ride plus all of the donations that you can raise to help others receive the medical care that they need.