St. Luke’s Hospice Hosts Charity Bike Ride

LUKE’S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mariella Miller, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, 484-526-4134, Mariella.Miller@sluhn.org

Bethlehem, PA (4/8/2016) – St. Luke’s Hospice hosts its 6th Annual Charity Bike Ride to raise funds and awareness of hospice care while at the same time encouraging exercise. The event, sanctioned by St. Luke’s “Get Your Tail on the Trail” program, begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 5.

 

Bike enthusiasts at all levels of ability will be able to participate in either the 15-mile or 30-mile trail ride, which begins on the D&L National Heritage Trail, Lehighton Trailhead, 200 North Main Lane, Lehighton, PA 18235 (just south of Jim Thorpe).

 

The 15-mile option is a one-way ride that begins in Lehighton, heads south and ends with a shuttle ride, provided by Pocono Biking, back to your starting point.  The 30-mile ride is a round trip beginning and ending at the Lehighton Trailhead.

 

Both rides begin south of Jim Thorpe and traverse by riverbeds, the canal towpath and some paved sections.  Riders will see museums, the Appalachian Trail crossing, environmental center and beautiful views of the Blue Mountains, Appalachian Trail and Lehigh Gap.

 

The cost of the ride is $40, which includes a participation kit, shirt, bike loan from Pocono Biking (if needed) and shuttle service (for the 15 mile riders and bikes).  All proceeds benefit the St. Luke’s Hospice program.

 

Registration for the ride is required at www.active.com – search: “St. Luke’s Hospice.”  Online registration closes at 10 pm on June 2.  Event registration is also available the morning of the event from 8:30 – 9:45 am at the Lehighton Trail head.

 

Key sponsors of the ride include: Presenting Sponsor – Cityline Construction Fire and Water Restoration; Gold Sponsors – Abington Manor at Morgan Hill, Service Electric Cable TV & Communications, Moravian Hall Square, and Silver Sponsors – Embassy Bank, Fellowship Community, Bailiwick Interior Design, and Moravian Village of Bethlehem.

 

St. Luke’s University Health Network and Delaware and Lehigh National Corridor encourage you to get active with the Get Your Tail on the Trail program – sign up at www.tailonthetrail.org.  The Get Your Tail on the Trail program is free and when you log the miles you walk, run or bike, you’ll earn prizes! The 6th Annual Charity Bike Ride miles count toward your miles for the Get Your Tail on the Trail program. Join today and help us build a healthy community… one mile at a time!

 

For more information about Pocono biking, please see www.poconobiking.com.

 

About St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at six hospitals and more than 200 sites, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey.

 

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Media Contact:

 

Mariella B. Miller

Senior Director, Corporate Communications

St. Luke’s University Health Network

484-526-4134

Mariella.miller@sluhn.org

 

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