The 11th annual Taylor House Century Ride, set for Saturday, Sept. 24, will give avid cyclists and citizen riders the opportunity to ride through the amazing views of Northern Arizona while supporting a good cause. Sponsored by Dell and Absolute Bikes the proceeds will benefit The Taylor House, a special home away from home for the families of patients who are being cared for at Flagstaff Medical Center.
The 95-mile mountain route begins at FMC and winds through historic Flagstaff, Wupatki and Sunset Crater national monuments, and back to FMC. For those who embrace a full 100-mile ride, there is an additional 5-mile loop at Sunset Crater. For less-avid riders, 65-, 45- and 30-mile loops area available. All riders should beware of the ‘killer hill.’
More than 350 cyclists are expected to participate in this annual ride which begins with a group start at 7 a.m.; check in is at 6 a.m. Riders leave from Flagstaff Medical Center, west campus parking lot, near the corner of Beaver Street and Forest Avenue.
Registration is $60 per person. The first 350 registered cyclists will receive a 2011 commemorative t-shirt and water bottle. All riders are invited to celebrate their accomplishment with catered barbeque provided by Sodexo at the end of the ride.
For more information or to register, call the FMC Foundation at 928 773-2135; or sign up online at virtualroster.com . Entry forms also are available at the FMC Foundation, 1050 N. San Francisco St., and at Absolute Bikes, 200 E. Route 66 inFlagstaff and 6101 Hwy 179 in the Village of Oak Creek.
For more information on FMC’s Taylor House visit FlagstaffMedicalCenter.com or call 928 226-0300.