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Community Outreach: Local Cyclists Go the Distance for Toys for Tots

PORC (Pensacola Off-Road Cyclists) invites you to spend 50 miles in the saddle on December 4th to help support Toys for Tots. If that is too many miles, there are 3 flights: a 50 mile Epic Ride which begins at 8, a 25 mile Half-Epic Ride beginning at 11, and a 10 mile Family Ride starting at 1 p.m. Check in starts at 7. The entry fee for this event is a minimum of 1 unopened, unwrapped toy donation to Toys for Tots. The Pate Trail Head of the UWF mountain bike trails is the meeting place for off-road cyclists who want to pedal for philanthropy.

This is a full supported ride with feeding stations, a bike mechanic station, a post-ride meal of either chicken sausage gumbo or vegetarian red beans & rice, a pre-ride swag bag with limited edition EPIC mug, post-ride awards, and lots of (out)door prizes and giveaways. Last year’s prizes include a 29er frame, Oakley sunglasses, wheel sets, gift cards, and lots more. This year’s prizes are just as exciting and twice as secret.

“Last year we had over 115 Riders and raised close to 300 toys, all of which went to local counties. Toys 4 Tots is a Fantastic Charity, and this is a great opportunity to come out and have a great time with fellow cyclists and give something back to our community,” said Eric Gordon, president of PORC. “Even if you aren’t a cyclist, the US Marines will be there to collect toys that day, so it’s a good place for people to drop off toys all day, and make the holidays memorable for a needy child.”
For more information on the ride or to learn more about PORC, visit PORC.org.