Shake It Off presents,

6th Annual Charity Bike Ride & Fall Fundraiser 

PD500   Shake Off the Hills Challenge 

 
October 14, 2017 

LUDWIG'S CORNER HORSE SHOW GROUNDS
5 Nantmeal Road
Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
(in beautiful Northern Chester County)
 
 


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"It's just a hill, so....get over it." 
 
DONUTS TO DOGFISH!
Attention Cyclists! Thanks to our sponsors, you will start off your fall ride in the crisp early morning with Chester County's famous Northbrook Market's  famous homemade Apple Cider Donuts & hot cup of apple cider. Then celebrate your accomplishment with a  hot lunch & a cold brew from one of America's most lauded craft beer makers, Dogfish Head Beer!
 
HELP FIGHT  PARKINSON'S DISEASE
  
IF YOUR COMMITMENT TO END PARKINSON'S DOESN'T INVOLVE A BIKE, YOU CAN STILL HELP.
 
BECOME A VIRTUAL RIDER.
 
 
PD500 named one of eight Fall Metric Century Rides that "you'd be nuts to let fall pass you by without getting in a good ride."
8 Fall Metric Century Rides in the Country. Active.com September 2016

ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHALLENGE?

Join the 6th Annual PD500 as we help end the challenge of Parkinson’s. Road cyclists have a choice of three rides, with the 16-miler, the 45-miler, & the Metric Century (Please know your abilities.  This ride is recommended for the experienced rider comfortable with extreme hill climbs covering over 4,800 feet of vertical gain.)  The PD500 ride is quickly gaining a reputation as not only a ride of stunning beauty, but a test of endurance, ability and strength. 
 
Enjoy some of Chester County's most beautiful scenery!
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                    PD500 Made the list! Active.com writes,
"you'd be nuts to let fall pass you by without getting in a good ride"
in September's
"8 Fall Metric Century Rides"
in the country!
 
CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE:
 
THE 16 MILER
This ride has rolling hills and crosses over a quaint covered bridge.  Don't let the distance fool you, this can be a challenging ride with over 900 feet of vertical climbs. One water stop is provided
 
THE 45 MILER
This ride has some very challenging rolling hills that goes through Chester County.  You will take in scenic views that will take your breath away, both literally and figuratively with approx. 3,400 feet of vertical climbs. This ride will have two rest stops for you to refuel.  
 
 THE MEGA-METRIC CENTURY
The biggest challenge of them all offers the experienced hill-seeking riders a combination of picturesque pastures, hills and valleys. Challenge yourself with a few of Chester County's finest hills like Pumpkin Hill Road, Country Park Road, Coventryville Road, and the Nantmeal wall. While you are at it, visit Wyebrook Farm for your first rest stop and see one of Chester County's premier agribusinesses. Your second rest stop will take you to the one of Northern Chester County's scenic parks. Then continue on through the quaint village of St. Peter. Take some time to walk the boulders or cool off in the stream. Jump back on your bike and head back to the Ludwig's Corner Horse Show but remember you have to climb the Nantmeal wall after you roll through the sleepy town of Nantmeal. Can you handle over 4,800 feet of vertical climbs?  Then this ride was made for you!
 
*Note: distances are approximate and may change due to road conditions. 
 
 
 PREREGISTRATION
$45.00-$50.00 
Walk-up Registration, if space allows, $55.00
 
POST RIDE PARTY
(Invite your family & friends!)
Refuel at the end of your ride with a warm meal
 
Live entertainment! And Dogfish Head Beer!
 
Not a Cyclist? That's okay...
 
THIS IS A FUNDRAISER SO THERE IS ANOTHER WAY TO GET INVOLVED
 
 
Be a Virtual Rider. No riding. No volunteering. Just straight-up fundraising. It’s a great way to join the Shake It Off community and do your part to help us reach our goal to fight Parkinson's. Simply go to Active.com  and register.

Net proceeds raised through the PD500 benefits Parkinson's Research.

6th Annual 2017
PD500 SHAKE OFF THE HILLS CHALLENGE
Register Online - Active.Com
or Print Out Registration
Saturday, OCT.14th
7am Walk-up Registration
*ride ends at 3:30pm. Please be sure you return to the event location.
Ludwig's Corner Horse Show 1325 Pottstown Pike, Glenmoore, PA
COST:
$45.00  until August 31st (t-shirt guarantee deadline)
$50.00 dollars until October 12th $55.00 the day of the event. (t-shirts while supplies last}
 

COURSE OPTIONS

(This ride takes place in Chester County and there are hills!) 

16 Mile: This ride offers rolling hills. Experience riding on the road is recommended. Ride across a covered bridge with over 900 ft. vertical climbs.

45 Mile:  This course offers experienced riders moderate to challenging hills. It is a scenic ride through the beautiful countryside of Chester County with rest stops. Ride through historic St. Peters Village with over 3,300 ft. vertical climbs;
 
62 Mile:  This ride is for the serious hill seekers and is challenging but rewarding. Ride hills, hills and more hills that takes you through scenic St. Peters Village and to beautiful French Creek State Park with over 4,800 ft. of vertical climbs. 

More Important Info...

PD 500 riders will be on the public roads. For experienced hill climb, riders--conquer the hills with challenging climbs on the Metric Century and 45 mile courses through scenic Chester County. For less experienced hill-seekers, join the 16 mile course with some challenging rolling hills. Helmets must be worn. This is a rain or shine event. In case of extremely bad weather, the event will be cancelled. There will be no refunds. A general waiver will be signed.

Must be medically able to ride this event. Please know your abilities, this is Chester County and the longer distant rides include some challenging hills!   SAG will be on site to troubleshoot & assist in SAG until 3:30pm.  Please make sure you can complete the route in the designated time frame. Distances are approximate and are subject to change due to road conditions and closures. The routes will be open to vehicle traffic. The Roads will be marked and cue sheets provided at day of event.  There are no refunds as this is a charity event. Riders must obey all traffic laws and keep right. Please bring water bottles, spare tubes, patch kits, etc.

Need overnight stay? Residence Inn Exton, 10 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 610-594-9705

FUNDRAISING
Parkinson's Disease won't cure it's self so please consider fundraising. Pledges are not only suggested, but encouraged! This Ride is a fundraiser to help fight Parkinson's Disease. Please consider raising funds.

FUNDRAISING PRIZES
For Riders & Virtual Riders

Fun-raising Incentives*: (plus your registration)
$100-500 Special Thank You Gift
$500 + Official Shake It Off Cycling Jersey 
Highest Fundraiser gets a special prize

Fundraising isn't hard. It's easy by following a few simple steps: Ask 10 family members/friends/coworkers for $50.00 to sponsor your ride or Ask 25 family members/friends/coworkers for $20.00 to sponsor your ride. Make a team page and post it on Facebook or Twitter.
 
*To guarantee your fundraising prize is available at the day of the event, please turn in your pledges by September 5th.
 
FORM A TEAM

Team Information: Please register individually and list your team name.

NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING SPONSORS SO THAT 100% OF DONATIONS RAISED BY OUR CYCLISTS WILL GO DIRECTLY TOWARD PARKINSON'S RESEARCH!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or know of anyone who may be interested, please contact our Ride Director, Chris Cianci at 610-399-9904 or email at info@shakeitoff4pd.org

Don't want to register on line?  Download our form and mail it back with your fee.  Registration Form

Event Feedback: Did you ride with us last year?  What did you like? What can we improve? We want to make the PD500 the best event it can be, so please reach out to us with any feedback!

 

Questions?
info@shakeitoff4pd.org or
Call Chris Cianci-- 215-872-7296 Checks payable to:
SHAKE IT OFF INC., 543 Windy Hill Lane West Chester, PA 19382 
 
 
**********SPECIAL OFFER**********
CYCLIST CENTRAL
is offering to give $1 for every online purchase between now
and the day of the ride!  Check out their affordable prices
and great selections.
 
"I did the Parkinson's ride...in honor of my mother who suffered from this very debilitation disease. Very hilly ... representing the ups and downs Parkinson patients experience every day." ~Charles
 
Please thank our 2016 Sponsors who have made this bike ride possible.  Please support their business.

 
 
 
       

   




   

 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 


 
Additional Sponsors

 WEGMAN’S . RESIDENCE INN EXTON . VIE13 .  VELOFIX . WYEBROOK . BUCKTOWN GRILLE . PERFORMANCE BICYCLE . ROAD ID . RIVERBEND CYCLES . BARNARD’S ORCHARD . NORTHBROOK . MORE 101.1 FM . SCARLETT SOMETIME . SONNY RAY RAMOS

 
lend a helping hand

We love volunteers! They are needed to help with the check-in at the start of each ride, distribute food, drinks, cheering at each rest stop plus the end of the ride, and celebrate every moment along the way. We also need volunteers with trucks to aid cyclists along the route and motorcyclists to monitor the ride and help in a variety of ways. And we need photographers! If you would like to become a volunteer, please click on the link above and fill out the form and our volunteer coordinator will contact you shortly to discuss your level of interest so that the best possible fit may be made. Thank you for your support!

 
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