The EC Ride
To be proactive in our community in light of the recent aggressive and violent acts in society. We want to promote awareness of how to act, evaluate, and optimize the treatment of mental and physical health issues. Everyone has a choice.
As a part of this ride, we are reaching out to the community to send a message of love, support, and understanding!
We want to alleviate any shame to anyone coming forward themselves and/or supporting a loved one dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, mental or physical health issues. Lets work together and support one another! Research studies demonstrate physical exercise has the same effects as anti-depressants. Often when we have a physical or mental health issue we're not sure how to approach it.
We will host Scott Rigsby, two time Iron-Man Hawaii finisher as he presents his story of moving beyond survival to embrace mental and physical health issues... and become an inspiration to hundreds around the nation. Rob and Laura will be leading this Bike Ride, Scott Rigsby will be presenting his story of moving from surviving to thriving and becoming a two time Iron Man finisher in Hawaii.
Event Group Details
10:00 am Start Time
Friends & Family... bring your kids and enjoy a mile walk/run/ride to brig awareness to the importance of physical & mental health in our community! Any & Everyone is welcome!
10 Mile Ride
9:30 am Start Time
This 10 mile ride is the medio paced, shorter length ride to accommodate mid-level riders.
Slow to Medium Paced
30 Mile Ride
9:00 am Start Time
Group A - Fast Paced
Group B -Medium to Fast Paced
There will be two groups, a faster piccolo group, and a slower, medio group to accommodate all riders.
We will be reviewing road safety laws for pedestrians and bicyclists. You can also review helpful material here!
The Main Bike Route Ride:
- 1 Mile Family Fun Ride
- 10 Mile Ride
- 30 Mile Ride
A Group Pace
B Group Pace
We will be reviewing a pedestrian, cyclist, and motor vehicles safety & laws review. We will also offer a Kids Safety Review & Course for bicycle safety. We welcome all levels.
There will be a piccolo short ride & medio length ride through the countryside of Anderson County meeting at the square at Pendleton. All participants must have basic riding ability. There will be a fast paced and slower group. You must provide your bike gear and be prepared to ride at the start time.
We will also offer Pre & Post ride Yoga & Stretching led by Dr. Heather Kline Schaffer for Optimal Conditioning. If you register you will receive an informational packet! Participation Contribution to Integrative Medicine and Mental Health Advocacy Programs. We will be offering SAG support sponsored by Speed Shop Cycles. T-Shirts & Hats available.
30 Mile Ride Departs
10 Mile Ride Departs
Individual/Kids/Family Fun Kicks Off!
Scott Rigsby Talk
( Details Below )
Presentation by: Scott Rigsby
At 11:30 am we will be hosting speaker Scott Rigsby, the first double amputee to complete the Hwaiian Ironman twice! A six time Boston Marathon finisher and author of "Beyond Your Finish Line".
Scott Rigsby was 18 when he was injured in a catastrophic truck accident. This tragic event caused a traumatic brain injury, the immediate loss of his right leg below the knee, and forced him to endure 12 years of limb salvage, and ultimately, the removal of his left leg. After years of struggling, Scott turned his life around reaching unprecedented heights as a world-class athlete, author, motivational speaker, and founder of a local nonprofit, the Scott Rigsby Foundation that enables wounded, ill, and injured veterans along with active duty military to be partnered with civilian participants to travel and compete as individuals or relay teams in the annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta event. The SRF has been the exclusive charity sponsor for this event, 2012-2017.
In 2007, Scott was given a worldwide platform to help promote healing in the lives of many of our veteran families when he became the first double-amputee on prosthetics to complete the world-famous Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon. As a result of this historic achievement, Scott was awarded Physically Challenged Athlete of the Year presented by Competitor Magazine, Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame "Stars of the Year” Award, World Vision’s Advocate for Children with Disabilities, Patient of Courage by the American Society of Plastics Surgeons and was one of 10 worldwide finalists for the Energizer "Keep Going" Hall of Fame. A few years later, he would finish the Ironman again, (2011) and the Boston Marathon six times, (2012-2017).
Through his philanthropic efforts, Scott’s journey has been featured in national media as part of the “Unbroken” film premier on the NBC Today Show, HBO Films “Concert for Valor” Veteran’s Day special, and worldwide advertisements for Holiday Inn and Brawny, and most recently his story was chosen by Mercedes Benz for a "Greatness Lives Here" branding campaign promoting the new Atlanta Falcons stadium. Scott has used his years of pain and loss to inspire, educate, and enable others to face their hardships head on, cross their finish line, and discover a life of resiliency, sustainability, while leaving a life of legacy in the service of others.www.scottrigsby.com.