3rd Annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride to Benefit Hospice- presented by Ocala Eye - 30 and 62 mile options. The Active surcharge is waived for this event! Stocked rest stops, SAG wagons, and a good time awaits including lunch provided by Sammy's Italian Restaurant and free massage from FSMTA students after your ride! * HELMETS ARE REQUIRED * Attention Cyclists!
We are expecting over 200 cyclists to take a trip to the Heart of Horse Country and enjoy rolling hills and the best event support you've experienced - we welcome you to join us this year! On Saturday 5/22/10 take part in a fully staffed and SAG'd metric century ride of 62 miles (30 mile option available) that benefits Hospice of Marion County, one of the most caring organizations in Florida. Ride in remembrance of a loved one, or just to enjoy the beautiful Marion County horse farm countryside. You may register via active.com or request a faxed registration form by calling Hospice of Marion County at (352) 854-5218. Proceeds from your registration fee will benefit Hospice of Marion County.
All riders registered by Thursday 5/13/10 are guaranteed a ride t-shirt and goodies from Trek. All participants will receive a ticket to the post-ride pasta lunch provided by Sammy's Italian Restaurant. There will be a mass start at 8:00 am for both routes.
Make it personal! If you'd like to do more, Hospice is encouraging riders to raise additional sponsorship funds where the rider will receive special personalized Hospice items in recognition of $150, $250, and $500 donation amounts. Raising pledge donations is optional, but very appreciated and you can use this pledge form! In addition, the top three fund raisers will be awarded special giveaways including Trek merchandise. A personalized donation page is automatically set up through active.com when you register online.
This ride is being conducted in honor of Frank M. Polack, M.D., a pioneer in the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Polack passed away in the summer of 2007. His wife and family received generous support from Hospice of Marion County. One of his sons, Peter J. Polack, M.D., is an ophthalmologist with Ocala Eye. Dr. Polack and his colleagues encourage your full participation in this event and continued support of all the wonderful things Hospice does for the community.
Thanks so much to our sponsors!