12Mar 17
Ride For The Arts Gran Fondo

Ride for the Arts Gran Fondo

Saturday, April 22, 2017 For Immediate Release Jaye Baillie, APR-MCA Executive Director [email protected] 352.369.1500 Ocala, Fl- Registration is open for Ride for the Arts Gran Fondo. Now in its third year, the race has a ride and route for everyone, including the addition of a Gran Fondo. Sponsored by the City of Ocala, the route starts in historic downtown and winds through famed horse country. The Saturday, April 22 , 2017 event is a signature friend and fund raiser for Marion Cultural Alliance. Mary Verrandeaux, Race Director said, “I could not be more excited to be the Director of the “Ride for the Arts” for the third year. When I was asked to be involved, I knew the impact this event could have raising funds for the arts. Our aim, by adding the Gran Fondo, is to make an enormous leap from benefit ride to a first-class national event. Gran Fondo, which means “big ride” in Italian, will live up to its name. The event includes $2000 in cash prizes to be distributed among the top ten Gran Fondo men and women winners, door prizes, King of Mountain/Queen of the Mountain to age groups, a Vendor Village, and specially designed ‘kits’. This is a not-to- be missed event for cycling enthusiasts. If you can ride 15 miles, we have a ride for you. From the 15 mile Piccolo ride, 38 mile Medio ride and the 70 mile Gran Fondo, there is something for everyone. I cannot be more proud to help MCA with the vision of this event and to watch the success that will help both the cycling and arts world in Ocala/Marion County, Florida.” Event founder, and MCA Chairman of the Board Paula King added, “It's exciting to see our ride grow from a local event to a…

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28Feb 17
City Of Ocala

City of Ocala

City of Ocala 110 SE Watula Ave. Ocala, FL 34471 352-629-2489 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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