Grab your girls and prepare to be pampered! Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence is gearing up for their annual all ladies bike ride, Girls Gone Riding! This year’s ride will take place on September 14th beginning at the University of Dayton River Campus. Riders will have the option of a 10, 16, 22, or 28 mile route along the Great Miami River filled with plenty of swag, activities, and entertainment all along the way! Last year’s event drew over 300 riders and already confirmed riders for this year’s event joining us all the way from Arizona! The exciting swag stops will feature activities such as hand massages, yoga, sweet treats, and much more. The purpose of the ride is to bring women together for a day full of pampering while raising awareness of Domestic Violence and funds for Artemis Center.
Stops will be located along the route at 5, 8, 11, and 14 miles with some smaller rest stations in-between. All the routes are out and back ensuring that riders can turn back if they feel they cannot go their selected distance. SAG drivers will also be located along the path, to assist broken down, injured, or tired riders. The ride is not a race, and riders have 5 leisurely hours to complete their route.
Past riders have described this ride as a “can’t miss event” in the Dayton area! Grab your best girlfriends and form a team! Awards will be given to the largest team, best team costumes, and top fundraising team. Teams of 10 or more registered by August 15th will have their team names printed on the back of their shirt! You don’t have to join a team; you’ll make plenty of new girlfriends on the ride and be a contender for the award of top individual fundraiser. Registration is just $35 per person and includes an event t-shirt! Registration is going on now!
The mission of Artemis Center is to Lead the Community in its Commitment to End Domestic Violence. Since 1985, Artemis Center has guided more than 85,000 victims of domestic violence in our community towards hope and healing by providing vital services designed to help victims and their children stay safe. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the 24-hour Domestic Violence hotline at 222-SAFE (7233). For more event information visit www.artemiscenter.org or call 937.461.5091!