Memorial Day Ride benefiting the Green Beret Foundation The first annual Memorial Day Ride benefitting the Green Beret Foundation will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.
Memorial Day Ride benefiting the Green Beret Foundation
The first annual Memorial Day Ride benefitting the Green Beret Foundation will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017. The ride honors both those who have lost their lives in service to the United States and their families. Three rides of varying distances will start and finish at Carolina Triathlon, the host of the rides, with a cookout post-ride.
It’s important that we never forgot that Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, one where we honor all of those who have died in service to our country, including my brother David Roten. Organizing this event, something that we plan to do each year, is one way I wanted to acknowledge the sacrifice of these brave men and women and their families and help raise funds for such a worthwhile organization. A ride like this made sense because of Greenville’s active cycling community and generous spirit.
Three distances will be available to appeal to casual riders as well as experienced cyclists:
10-mile ride start time: 10:00 a.m.
30-mile ride start time: 10:00 a.m.
70-mile ride start time: 9:00 a.m.
There will be SAG support offered on the 70-mile ride.
Carolina Triathlon is located at 123 Welborn Street in Greenville. The cost to participate is $20 day of the ride and includes food and beverages after the ride. There will be no pre-registration. All proceeds will go directly to the Green Beret Foundation; checks should be made out to the Green Beret Foundation. Additional donations are encouraged and may be made online HERE
The inspiration behind this year’s ride, David Roten, Jr. served in the United States Army as a decorated Special Forces Weapons Sergeant. After his honorable discharge in 2010, David supported the U.S. Government in austere environments. He was killed in action on November 27, 2014 in hostile territory supporting the U.S.
More information about the ride can be found by calling Carolina Triathlon at 864.331.8483.
More information about the Green Beret Foundation may be found at www.greenberetfoundation.org.
(Monday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
123 Welborn Street, Suite #102 Greenville, SC 29601