The Dawn Farm Third annual Ride for Recovery is a family fun and fitness event and a fundraiser for Dawn Farm. There will be bike rides, runs and walks with opportunities to participate at any fitness level. Registration includes a Ride for Recovery T-shirt and a "Fun Day at the Farm" event for all riders/runners/walkers and their families – food, hayrides, tours of the working farm, kid's activities in the Dawn Farm Community Barn, and more! We'll have a "Recovery Celebration" (with hot food) from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. All rides, jogs, and walks start and end at Dawn Farm in Ypsilanti. The event is supported by Team MANA, a cycling team of nurse anesthetists in Michigan who fundraise though biking. This event has been officially endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports!

In addition to a fun event that the entire family can enjoy, the Ride for Recovery provides an opportunity to support a critical community service. Founded in 1973, Dawn Farm provides effective, compassionate and hope-filled professional care to members of our community who struggle with alcohol/other drug problems. Dawn Farm's continuum of services includes residential treatment, detoxification services, outpatient treatment, transitional housing, and community outreach programs that meet people with addictions where they are, whether in the mainstream of society, on the streets or in jail. Dawn Farm is committed to helping people find recovery, regardless of their ability to pay. Community support for events like the Ride for Recovery helps to keep these vital services available for those who need them most!

SCHEDULE:
Bike Rides: (Helmets are mandatory for all riders!)
Metric Century "Serenity" ride (100k) - starts 8:00 am
45 mile "Honesty" ride - starts 8:00 am
25 mile "Openness" ride - starts 9:00 am
10 mile "Willingness" ride – starts 10:00 am
* 5k/10k rides – start 10:00 am

Runs/Jogs/Walks:
* 5k/10k "Stony Creek Shuffle" 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Fun Walk at the Farm – ALL DAY!
* Note – we are requesting having the road closed to traffic during the 5k/10k run/walk/rides – this will be announced on the Dawn Farm web site when confirmed.

Recovery Celebration (with hot food) from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

DATE and TIME:
Sunday, April 29, 2012, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:
All events begin and end at Dawn Farm, 6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197 (easily accessible from major highways.) Location map: http://www.dawnfarm.org/about/location.

COST/REGISTRATION:
Registration fee is $25.00 until April 15, 2012; registration after April 15 will be $30.00. Suggested fundraising donation is $50.00 (fundraising is appreciated but optional; people are welcome to walk/run/ride/participate without fundraising.) Participants can register AND fundraise online at www.firstgiving.com/dawnfarm. Participants are also welcome to register at Dawn Farm on the day of the event starting at 7:30am. Registration includes participation in a ride/run/walk, a ride T-shirt, and a "Fun Day at the Farm" for riders/runners/walkers AND their families.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dawn Farm
Contact person: Anna Byberg, Project Manager, Dawn Farm
Phone: 734-485-8725
Email: RideForRecovery@dawnfarm.org
Web site: http://www.dawnfarm.org/events/ride-for-recovery
Registration link: http://www.firstgiving.com/dawnfarm
Address: 6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
You tube link about Dawn Farm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPQe_COm08Y