While RockCreek doesn’t sell cycling equipment, we have many avid cyclists in our midst, so when Saul Raisin stopped by the office Wednesday, a couple of us were a bit starstruck.
Raisin is a bit of a local hero here in the Chattanooga area. If you’re not familiar with his rise to the top of professional cycling, or the heinous crash that left him in a coma, you might not understand why.
But if you have been following Raisin’s story, the fact that he made it up the spiral staircase into the office is in itself a minor miracle. (I mean some days I have trouble with that d** staircase, and I haven’t been in a coma.)
I have to say he looked great, and he’s fired up about giving back to the people who have helped during his recovery, and serving as an example for others who have been injured or are suffering from physical handicaps.
So, he dropped off some promotional materials for his upcoming “Raisin’ Hope” Charity Bike Ride, and we said we’d help spread the word. Here are the details:
50-mile (Will include a climb up Fort Mountain)
All registered riders will recieve sag stops, a post ride meal, and a Raisin Hope T-Shirt
Directions to start location, Heritage Point Park: From north or south 1-75, exit #336 Dalton/Rocky Face. Turn right on Highway 41/76. Go 4.1 miles, Heritage Point Park will be on the right.
To register: Go to www.saulraisin.com and follow the links to the Raisin Hope Ride.
To donate: If you cannot ride please consider a donation. Go to www.saulraisin.com and follow the same links to the donation page.
There will also be an online silent auction during the month of March. To see a list of items and place a bid go to: www.saulraisin.com and follow the links. All winning bids will be donated to the ride charities.
Please join me in riding at my first annual benefit ride. This benefit ride is my way of giving back to some wonderful organizations that helped me throughout my injury and recovery as well as others that are close to my heart.
Anything you can do to help would be appreciated! Let’s support this hometown hero. In the midst of all the negativity surrounding cycling lately, it’s nice to see Saul Raisin doing something positive for the community.
Update: Check out this entry over on the Motionbased blog- good stuff: