J. Gordon Duncan

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I Want to Ride My Bicycle; I Want to Ride My Bike

One of the privileges I have of being the Garner EMS/GPD chaplain is that they often ask me and Sovereign King to participate in the various community activities that they undertake.  Recently, a few members of the EMS began organizing the Garner 4 Hour Endurance Ride, and we are privileged to take part in it.  Fortunately, this is an event that you can take part in as well.

The goal is to gather local mountain bikers at the Garner Recreation Park Trail at 1:00 pm on September 20th.  Individuals and teams will ride for 4 hours to help raise money for the Garner EMS as their station needs some workout equipment for their living quarters.  Doing the job these incredible folks do, they have to attain/maintain incredible physical fitness.  The equipment will enable them to do their job better.

Here is the awesome news:  You don’t have to raise a dime to help!

Money will be gathered by donations only.  So if you are going to ride, donate what you want to the cause.  If you want to get others to donate, great, but no one is under any obligation to go door to door asking for pledges.  If you just want to give to the cause ad not ride, you can.  The big idea is to get local bikers together for a crazy, fun afternoon ride, and any money taken in will benefit the station.  Riders can hit the trail solo or on a team to cover the grueling 4 hours.

Sovereign King Church is going to support the ride by offering a fleet of volunteers for guidance on the trail, and we will also be handing out needed water and nutrients to riders when they take breaks.  We are also going to get the word out to folks who we know might be willing to donate to the cause.

If you want more info, you can find it at the Garner 4 Hour Endurance Ride Facebook Page.   Feel free to email me questions at jgordonduncan@yahoo.com or you can also email Raleigh Firefighter/Garner EMS Tech Dena Ali at dma1096@gmail.com.

Whether you bike or not, showing up on the 20th is a great way to support the riders and the Garner EMS.  SK and the EMS will be there, and we hope to see lots of you there as well.

EMS Ride Promo Flyer-1small


August 24, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,


  1. Thanks Gordon, very well written!

    Comment by Dena | August 24, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thanks, Dena. We are all jacked up about it.

    Comment by jgordonduncan | August 24, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks for putting this together. Our Chaplain is “jacked up” – that’s cool.

      Comment by Bill | August 26, 2009 | Reply

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