Media Advisory: Bikes for All People Labor Day Open House and Ride

August 29, 2014

The Bikes for All People Labor Day Ride is an inaugural event, with Church and Community Development for All People and Nationwide Children’s Hospital serving as two of five supporters. The neighborhood bike ride will strive to promote diversity and a community bond through a shared passion for cycling within the Columbus South Side community. In the first ride of the calendar year, the Bikes for All People Labor Day ride, which will feature two courses, a 6-mile and a 20-mile course, will launch the Bikes for All People shop. With 50 anticipated participants, largely from the Columbus South Side area, both courses will finish at Bikes for All People, where an open house will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Supporters of the ride include Church and Community Development for All People, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus Public Health’s Institute for Active Living, Major Taylor Cycling Club and Ohio Health.

WHEN:  Monday, September 1, 2014, 11:25 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: 946 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43206

WEBSITE: www.4allpeople.org/bikes-for-all-people/

WHO:  More than 50 Bikes for All People riders and organizers

WHY: Bikes for All People’s (B4AP) vision is to create a place where people from different backgrounds with a shared passion for riding bicycles can gather to build community. Through B4AP, people from many backgrounds will be able to obtain bikes, maintenance, advice, and camaraderie. By gathering bike enthusiasts from many cultures, means, and experience levels, B4AP will form an authentic community that promotes diversity to improve the quality of life on the South Side of Columbus.

Note to Media Representatives:  Please call 614-670-9721 to indicate your interest in attending, so onsite event contact, Doug Wolf, program manager, community health with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, can be notified to meet you.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.