The 2002 Rollin' Round the River Ride was a great time for a great cause. We raised more than $600 for Wilkes County Special Olympics to assist Special Olympics cyclist Chris Clarida. Thirty five riders from seven counties across northwest North Carolina participated in the ride, held under crystal-clear skies on Saturday, September 28th. Our riders ranged in age from 21 to 71. Several of our 50 mile riders said it was the longest ride of their lives.
Ready to roll atop the dam Boone's cabin at Whippoorwill Academy
Out in Happy Valley The leaders of the pack
Taking off from Whippoorwill David and Melissa enjoy the ride.
Jim Hutchens and Christie Scott Ft. Defiance
Brushy Mountain Water Company
Edith Carter of Whippoorwill Academy and Village
Becky Phillips of Fort Defiance
R.G. Absher of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir
Special Olympics volunteers Susan Allen, Brenda Clarida, Ken and Tonya Goss, Pat and Lucille McNeil, Caroline Randolph and Chris Rowland
Community volunteers Libby Levi and Heather Murphy
BMCC volunteers Nick Cheek, Dwight Levi and Christie Scott
All our riders!