Preparations under way for Fab 4th Bike Tour

Published 9:21 am Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wells Fargo signs on as presenting sponsor for event
The Rotary Club of Tryon is currently getting ready for the Fabulous 4th Bike Tour, to be held on Wednesday, July 4, rain or shine. The event features hundreds of riders taking to Polk’s rural roads for a challenging tour of the county in an effort to raise funds for the Rotary Club of Tryon’s Gift of Life program.
This year, the bike tour will feature the well-known 67-mile route through Hunting Country and up the Greenville watershed, but will also offer a shorter, less challenging route of 34 miles for cycling enthusiasts. The cyclists will take off from Harmon Field at 7 a.m.
The presenting sponsor for this year’s bike tour will be Wells Fargo Advisors of Tryon. When Mike Ashworth, senior vice president of Wells Fargo Advisors in Tryon, heard about the Gift of Life program he said he was eager to support its mission to help local families facing the challenges associated with receiving specialized medical care needed for their children.
“When our family moved to Tryon from Raleigh two years ago, we were so glad to know we had joined such a giving community. Getting involved in charity events like the Fabulous 4th Bike Tour is a great way to teach our children how to give back,” Ashworth said.
The Gift of Life program was established by Rotary International in 1975. Because of the current economic climate, the Rotary Club of Tryon recently decided to use Gift of Life funds locally. This program, which began in 2011, has already helped three families in the Polk area obtain medical services.
For more information about the ride or how to become a sponsor, visit
– article submitted
by Katie Malone

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