The American Lung Association in West Virginia is now accepting early registrations for its twenty-ninth annual Greenbrier Trial Bike Trek. Mountain biking enthusiasts won’t want to miss 100 exciting miles of mountain biking along the scenic Greenbrier River Trail in West Virginia on May 12-15, 2016.
The Greenbrier Trail Bike Trek will kick-off Friday morning, May 13, at The Inn at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Bikers will ride off of Snowshoe Mountain and will spend the next three days peddling along the Greenbrier River Trail through Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties ending the trek 100 miles later at the Greenbrier Youth Camp in Anthony, WV on Sunday, May 15.
Food, refreshments, accommodations, gear truck, sag wagon and entertainment are all included in the Greenbrier Trail Bike Trek package. The trek is supported with mechanics, guides, medical personnel and a communications network. Each participant will receive an official 2016 Greenbrier Trail Bike Trek T-shirt and a group photo.
“The trek is designed for beginning as well as experienced mountain bikers,” says Deborah Brown, CEO of the American Lung Association in West Virginia. “It is a great way for families to spend a weekend together.”
Companies are encouraged to enter teams of four or more riders in the corporate team division. Trophies and prizes are awarded to top individual and corporate team fundraisers. All proceeds from the trek will benefit the American Lung Association in West Virginia’s fight against lung disease in the mountain state.
There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee for the Greenbrier Trail Bike Trek and trekkers are required to raise a minimum of $500 each in sponsorships. Riders are encouraged to compete against one another for the honor of being the highest fundraiser. In fact, those who raise more than $1,000 become a member of the Winners Circle and receive special prizes.
“The Greenbrier Trek is very popular and participation has grown every year, especially our corporate team division,” says Chantal Fields, area director. “We are excepting 100 riders this year.”
The trek registration deadline is May 1, 2016. If you would like to register or obtain more information about the trek please call Chantal Fields or Chaste Barclay at (304) 342-6600 or 1-800-LUNG-USA.
For more information on lung disease or the American Lung Association’s mission, call 1-800-LUNG-USA or visit our website at www.lung.org.