Earlier this month, a number of Anne Arundel County agencies and local non-profit leaders announced the first ever Anne Arundel Lifeline 100 Century Ride. In addition to the ride, the County will host the Making Health Happen Community Health Fair at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville on October 19. Both events are made possible through a partnership between the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation & Parks, non-profit Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (“BikeAAA”) and the Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition.
“Anne Arundel County is proud to host the Lifeline 100 Century Ride. This first of its kind initiative emphasizes the health and economic benefits of safe bicycling in the County,” stated County Executive Neuman. “I would like to thank the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Department of Recreation & Parks and BikeAAA for partnering to make these events possible. It is through their dedication and cooperation we are making Anne Arundel County a better place to live and play in every day.”
The Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 Century Ride offers a great opportunity for cyclists of all levels with 100, 56 and 15 (trail-only) mile route options. Bike routes will wind throughout scenic Anne Arundel County including downtown Annapolis, the Severn River, southern Anne Arundel County, BWI/Marshall airport and the B&A Trail.
Jon Korin, founding president of BikeAAA (www.bikeaa.org ), a new all-volunteer 501c3 dedicated to promoting safe cycling for recreation and transportation, provided details about the ride which includes north, south, east and west portions of the County. The ride will offer food/drink rest stops for cyclists. Proceeds from the ride will be donated to County non-profit organizations. The community is also invited to participate in a free all-day “Make Health Happen Community Health Fair” at Kinder Farm Park with representatives from the Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition, local hospitals and public agencies. The fair will offer health screenings, fun activities for kids, families and more.
April’s kick-off announcement was made by Richard “Rook” Rogers, Anne Arundel County Chief of Staff, Police Chief, Kevin Davis, Recreation & Parks Director, Rick Anthony and BikeAAA President, Jon Korin. For more details about ride registration and sponsorships, please visit www.lifeline100.com