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Safe Nest is a designated charity for VIVA BIKE VEGAS!
Safe Nest was selected to be a designated charity for Viva Bike Vegas, a perimeter,100, 50 and 25 mile ride around the Las Vegas valley. If you are interested in riding for Safe Nest you can register with Safe Nest here. Additionally, participants can choose to fund raise for Safe Nest and receive a Viva Bike Vegas Jersey (raising $500) and the Perimeter Biking El Tour statue (raising $1000). All cyclists choosing to ride for Safe Nest will receive an LED bike light!
Viva Bike Vegas is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, and will travel the perimeter of the Las Vegas Valley. The ride has gained national attention because it has been held on the Saturday after InterBike, the largest bicycle trade show in North America with more than 100,000 cycling enthusiasts.
Cyclists will be able to ride any one of three distances: 100, 50 and 25 miles or participate in the Fun Ride of 10, 5 or 1/4-mile.
The century (100 miles) will start and finish at the Discovery Children’s Museum, with the remote starts (50 and 25-milers) finishing there as well. Exact locations for the remote starts will be announced soon. Start times are 100-mile at 6 a.m.; 50-mile at 10:30 a.m.; 25-mile at 12 noon. A one day bicycle expo and packet pick-up will be Friday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The Linq, the newest property of Caesars Entertainment.
“The ride has many great advantages for the city, the surrounding area, local charities and all of its participants,” said Richard J. DeBernardis, president and founder of Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. “We are incredibly delighted to be a part of Viva Bike Vegas. It is an extraordinary cycling event for the Las Vegas community.”
Perimeter Bicycling has developed collaborative partnerships with the RTC, city of Henderson, city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) to help support and promote the ride.
“We are excited that Perimeter Bicycling Association of America has decided to produce Viva Bike Vegas this year,” said Tina Quigley, general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. “It’s a great cycling event that helps increase awareness about bicycling as a viable transportation alternative and also promotes Las Vegas as a premiere destination for an amazing outdoor experience.”
One of Perimeter Bicycling's major goals is to raise money for local non-profit organizations. To date, the nonprofits selected to receive proceeds from Viva Bike Vegas include: Discovery Children's Museum, Easter Seals Nevada, League of American Bicyclists (LAB) and Safe Nest. Organizers hope to raise anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 for the event’s first year, with an estimated 1,700 cyclists.