Team Fur Bandit, North America's premiere professional fur-covered bicycle cycling team, will host its fifth annual Furryville ride on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
Furryville 2016, a 20-mile bicycle ride to benefit the Fish-Abled Foundation, kicks off outside Kegel Harley-Davidson at 7125 Harrison Avenue in Rockford, Ill. It will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a rest stop at the Meg’s Daily Grind at 3885 North Perryville Road in Rockford, Ill.
Early registration is $35 on www.active.com. Early registration ends at midnight on May 6, 2016. Registration the day of the ride is $40 and runs from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Options to sponsor riders or donate money are also available.
“We want to highlight the dedication the Fish-Abled Foundation brings to the disabled community,” said DJ Wilson, founder of Team Fur Bandit. “We want the community to know that there are people who are disabled and have a difficult time getting out to do activities. We enjoy helping the Fish-Abled Foundation because they add value to disabled peoples lives by taking them out on monthly activities. Without an organization like the Fish-Abled Foundation, many of these people would not be able to get out of their houses for events other than routine activities.”
The Team has partnered with the Rockford Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau to highlight the event throughout the region and push for local attendees and those from other cities to appreciate the finer things Rockford has to offer, while raising donations for those in need. Meg’s Daily Grind, R.B.I. and Jax Pub are also sponsoring activities coordinated with Furryville 2016.
Visit our website for more information: www.teamfurbandit.org. Interviews with founding and active Team Fur Bandit members, photo and video opportunities can be coordinated with advanced notice. A press conference will be held May 7th at 9:30 a.m. outside Kegel Harley-Davidson at 7125 Harrison Avenue in Rockford, IL.
Who we are: Team Fur Bandit steals the attention away from the negativity in the world and renews the interest in fun, fur and philanthropy. We’re about good deeds, a good time and creating a connected cycling community. We make it our personal responsibility to look out for the well being of our community and those around us. We are North America's premiere professional fur-covered bicycle cycling team based out of Rockford, Illinois, taking our furry bikes wherever the roads lead us, while helping those who need us the most.
Dennis Wilson, Founder
Team Fur Bandit
Event details and schedule
Early Registration: Now until midnight, April 29, 2016 - Cost is $35 per person
Day Of Registration: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. April 30, 2016 - Cost is $40 per person
Roll Out: 10:00 a.m.
Course Notes: The course for Furryville 2016 will be well maintained city streets with only 200 feet of elevation change. For the safety of all riders, a dedicated Lead and Sweep vehicle are provided. Traffic control is provided by members of Team Fur Bandit. Riders are expected to ride safely and responsibly and obey all traffic controls.
Team Fur Bandit