Ride for the Red will Double as Training for Red Cross Volunteers

Ride for the Red will Double as Training for Red Cross Volunteers
Chapter volunteers will use the event as a training in Mass Care and Feeding by using the Emergency Response Vehicle to feed lunch to the riders at Lake Wabaunsee.

The 4th annual Ride for the Red, the American Red Cross - Kansas Capital Area Chapter’s only special event is set for September 7, 2013.

This year, the motorcycle ride features something unique, an opportunity for local disaster volunteers to practice their skills. Chapter volunteers will use the event as a training in Mass Care and Feeding by using the Emergency Response Vehicle to feed lunch to the riders at Lake Wabaunsee.

The day will kick-off at 7:30 a.m. at Heartland Park Topeka (HPT) with a pancake breakfast and a 2-1/2-mile motorcycle cruise on the HPT Grand Prix road course, followed by a 120-mile ride through the Flint Hills with stops in Harveyville, Lake Wabaunsee, and Dover. The event concludes at approximately 1:30 p.m. with a post-ride party at Heartland Park, which will feature live and silent auctions and free entry to the HPT race events that evening.

All participants will receive a limited edition t-shirt and kickstand plate. To register for Ride for the Red, go to redcross.org/kansasrideforthered. For more information, call 785-234-0568.

Briggs Auto is the presenting sponsor of the 2013 Ride for the Red. Other sponsors include Country Legends 106.9, WIBW, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Kansas Gas Service, Kansas Expocentre, Heartland Park Topeka, Westar Energy, Bartlett & West, Envista Credit Union and Topeka Harley Davidson.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.