J. Gordon Duncan

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Endurance Ride to Support Garner EMS

EMS Ride Promo Flyer-1smallSovereign King Church and the Garner EMS are partnering to host a Four Hour Endurance Ride at the Garner Bike Trail at Garner Recreation Park on Sunday, September 20th.  Starting at 1:00pm, there is no fee and no fundraising necessary, but they will be accepting donations with all proceeds going towards the purchase of workout equipment for the EMS station.

Both groups have partnered with local businesses who have provided a large number of donations for the riders.  Garner businesses Firehouse Subs, Chick Fil A, Roadrunners Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, the Drip, and Cottman Transmission as well as Dos Taquitos Centro, the Starbucks on Peace Street, and the Moes on Harrison Avenue have donated cash and prizes for the riders.

Gordon Duncan, the EMS chaplain and pastor of Sovereign King Church, is hoping for a large turnout.  “The EMS work sacrificially in Garner and throughout Wake County, so anything that can be done to assist them in their job is worth the effort.”  When asked if the church would be fielding a team for the endurance ride, Duncan responded, “Yes, we have several mountain bikers in the church.  We hope to have a strong presence on the trail as well as serving behind the scenes.”

EMS Technician, Dena Ali, is just as enthusiastic:  “There are a large number of trail riders on the EMS as well as the local police and firefighters.  This was a no-brainer.  In terms of getting a good turnout, we are hoping to have a ton of people on Sunday.  Even if folks aren’t riding, we want people to feel free to show up and cheer everybody on.”

The ride should last from 1:00pm until 5:00pm.  There is no entrance fee, but donations will be accepted.  If you would like more information, you can contact Dena Ali at dena1096@yahoo.com or Gordon Duncan at jgordonduncan@yahoo.com.  Both www.garnerems.org and www.skchurch.com have information about the ride as well.

This article also appears at

Garner Citizen

Raleigh Examiner


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I Want To Ride My Bicycle

Ride To Live

Garner EMS


September 15, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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