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The Salvation Army in Newport Launches Miles for Smiles Bike Tour
100-Mile Bike Tour to Benefit Youth Programs offered in Newport, KY
Cincinnati, OH (May 1, 2012) - The Salvation Army announced today that its Newport, KY Community Center is seeking individuals that would like to participate in its inaugural Miles for Smiles Bike Tour. The tour will take place on Saturday, June 16th, starting at 7:00 am, at The Salvation Army Community Center in Newport, KY, located at 340 W. 10th St., 41071.
"We're excited to implement the bike tour as a new fundraising concept," explained Lt. Dennis Knight, pastor of The Salvation Army Newport Community Center. "A lot of people participate in bike tours of this nature all over the country, and there was local interest in the idea, so we decided to give it a try. I'm praying that we'll have a strong level of support, which will help us off-set expenses associated with our various youth programs."
The bike tour trail will originate in Newport, KY, and largely follows the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail north to The Salvation Army's Camp SWONEKY near Oregonia, OH. Those wishing to participate in a 50-mile tour will end at the camp, with provisions for transportation back to the Newport facility. Those continuing for the 100-mile tour will complete the round-trip back to the Newport facility on their bike.
Participants and sponsors are sought for the event. Participants are asked to secure $250 or more in support from their own sponsors. Riders will receive a t-shirt, snacks and beverages. Also, corporate or individual sponsorships are available at the $250, $500 and $1,000 levels. Those interested in participating in or supporting the Miles for Smiles Bike Tour 2012 should contact Lt. Dennis Knight at 859-431-1063, or at firstname.lastname@example.org y.org.
Learn more about the event on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/milesfors milesbiketour.