Mayors Cup Bike Ride slated to return to CVPH Medical Center this July

PLATTSBURGH- The 2011 CVPH Mayors Cup Bike Ride will take place Sunday, July 10, starting and ending at CVPH Medical Center, 75 Beekman St., near the FitzPatrick Cancer Center.

The three route options - 70, 54 and 20 miles - each have their own start times at 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., respectively. Registration before Sunday, July 3, can be completed on the CVPH website, www.cvph.org/Foundation/MayorsCupBikeRide/ or by calling Barb MacDonald, CVPH Rehabilitation Services, at 562-7913.

The cost to register before July 3 is $35 per biker. After that day, the fee is $40. The first 150 to register before July 3 will get a free T-shirt. Registration on the day of the ride begins at 7:30 a.m. near the FitzPatrick Cancer Center.

The registration fee includes a BBQ beginning at 11 a.m. (family and friends can purchase a lunch ticket for $5), 2 rest stops with bananas, water, and granola bars and SAG support.

Riders under the age of 18 must have parental consent. Route maps are also available on the CVPH website.

The annual event benefits the CVPH Travel Fund which provides financial assistance to those who must leave the area for care that is not provided by the Medical Center. It is sponsored CVPH Rehabilitation Services, The Foundation of CVPH Medical Center, Siemens, and Pepsi Bottling Group of Keeseville.

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