The annual Ride for Your Mind event will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011. Started in 2004, Ride for Your Mind is a volunteer driven bike ride to heighten awareness about the prevalence and effects of brain injury, which is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults in the United States. The ride is also an opportunity to promote the prevention of brain injuries through education related to the value of wearing a helmet when cycling.
“Traumatic Brain Injury Service in West Tennessee provides unparalleled assistance to those surviving brain injury and their families in our community,” said Carolyn Chambers, Traumatic Brain Injury Service Coordinator at Regional Medical Center at Memphis. “Ride for Your Mind serves as the primary fundraising event to provide financial support for numerous activities and support programs for our brain injury survivors.”
Proceeds from the event will be used to award stipends to individuals with brain injury for summer camp; offer respite opportunities; distribute helmets to children and adolescents; and continue education efforts to reduce the incidence of traumatic brain injuries.
Ride for Your Mind will take place Saturday, October 15, 2011. The ride will begin and end at Peddler Bike Shop, 2095 Exeter Road in Germantown. Cyclists may check-in at 6:45 a.m., and the ride will start at 8 a.m. Cyclists may choose from a 22, 42 or 66 mile course. Online registration is available by www.memphishightailers.com.