SOMC To Host Hospice Memorial Bike Ride

SOMC Hospice will host the Third Annual Memorial Bike Ride Saturday, July 30. Registration for the event will begin at 12 p.m. on the SOMC East Campus, located at 2201 25th Street in Portsmouth and riders will leave from SOMC Hospice at 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit patients of SOMC Hospice Services.

“This event was created in memory of motorcycling enthusiast Ricky Bryan,” Sheila Riggs, claims coordinator of Hospice Services, said. “Bryan began planning the ride before his death because he wanted to give back to our program and we felt it was important to follow through with his idea.”

Riggs said that the program decided to carry-on the tradition this year not only in memory of Bryan but also for all other bike riders and patients of SOMC Hospice Services.

“There are so many community members who are willing to give back to our Hospice program and we’re more than happy to provide different venues for them to do so,” she said. “Our last two bike rides were truly a success, but we’re hoping that through better weather, and an even better turn out, we can exceed the funds raised last year and continue to provide much needed support for our patients and their families.”

Cost of the ride is $20 for a single rider or $25 for two people on one bike. After the ride, join us for lunch and entertainment performed by a local band, Gypze Roze. Prize drawings and giveaways will take place after the event and T-shirts will be available for purchase. The ride will proceed rain or shine.

Pre-registration is not required but can be made by calling SOMC Hospice Services at 740-356-2567.