Rolling Thunder hits the road this weekend

first_imgSkip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson There will be a 50/50 drawing at the Rolling Thunder bike ride and a lot of great door prizes, Franklin said.“Food will be provided at the end of the ride by Larry’s Bar-B-Q as part of the entry fee,” Franklin said. “This will be a fun ride and it will raise money for a very worthy cause. So, we invite all bikers to participate and bring along a rider.”For more information, call Kay Franklin at 334-566-2140. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Rolling Thunder hits the road this weekendcenter_img The American Cancer Society’s Fifth Annual “Rolling Thunder” bike ride is set for Saturday and will begin and end at Larry’s Bar-B-Q in Ozark.Kay Franklin, ACS community representative, is coordinating the 115-mile bike ride that will encompass four counties, Dale, Pike, Coffee and Barbour. One of the stops will be at the Chevron station in Brundidge.“The ‘Rolling Thunder’ bike ride is a huge ride and usually attracts around 150 bikers,” Franklin said. “We have had as many as 200 bikes and as few as 125. Our goal each year is 150. So this is a big fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and one of the biggest summer fundraisers that we have.”Registration will be from 8 until 10 a.m. Saturday at Larry’s Bar-B-Q and the first bikes will go out at 10 a.m. Email the author The entry fee is $20 per bike and $10 for each additional rider.“This is a poker run but drawing cards is optional,” Franklin said. “Some people would rather not participate in the poker run and that’s fine. We just want everyone to come, ride and help us raise funds for the American Cancer Society.”Of interest to bikers is that the Rolling Thunder bike ride is an escorted group ride.“We’ll have escorts from either the police or sheriff’s departments in the different counties,” Franklin said. “A lot of bikers prefer escorted rides so that’s what we are providing.” Print Article Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 6:47 pm Wednesday, July 27, 2011 You Might Like Etheridge inks deal with Raiders Auburn’s Zac Etheridge (4) makes a play during the first half of the 2010 SEC Championship between Auburn and South… read more Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Amao Named as Chief Anti-doping Officer of Okpekpe Race

first_imgSpokesman of the race, Dare Esan, said in a statement in Lagos wednesday that the organisers were delighted to announce the veteran as the head of the doping unit.Amao is currently chairman of the Medical/Scientific Commission of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC).“Doping issues are taken very seriously by the IAAF following recent damaging revelations.“As a recognised stakeholder in the `Athletics Family’, it is our responsibility to align with the IAAF in the fight for a dope-free sport.“This is what influenced our decision to look for a man of honour and integrity to head the anti-doping unit for the race,” the statement ‘explained.“We have sent his name to the IAAF as well as the kind of sampling materials (urine kits) that will be used, the mode of transporting it to the WADA-accredited laboratory outside Africa since the one in South Africa has been temporarily shutdown.“This is really an important step in our drive at ensuring the credibility in the doping system. We have also built a doping station at the finish area in Okpekpe, where the doping control will take collect samples,’’ it added.“As `a bronze label race the IAAF regulations states that a minimum of four samples must be collected for mixed races (2 men and 2 women) while additional doping tests shall be conducted when a World and/or an Area Record is broken or equaled,’’ it added.However, on request by any athlete, who has broken a National Record although this will be at the athlete’s expense.“We have insisted that athletes must complete the authentic application forms with duly certified medical report before confirmation can be given for the race.“Athletes with illnesses or conditions that require the use of medication listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List are advised to apply for Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) with the relevant agency before coming for the race,’’ the statement added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram One of the country’s foremost sports medicine practitioners, Dr Akinwunmi Amao, has been named as the chief anti-doping officer for next month’s 4th Okpekpe International 10km Road Race.The race holds in Okpekpe town, in Edo State on May 7.Amao, formerly, the head of the Medical Unit of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports would be in-charge of doping control at the race being conducted in accordance with the IAAF Anti-doping Regulations.last_img

First woman elected to FIFA ExCo

first_imgBurundi’s Lydia Nsekera made history on Friday when she became the first woman to be elected to the Executive Committee of football’s world governing body FIFA for a full term.Nsekera was voted on for a full four-year term at the FIFA Congress in Mauritius, while two other women, Moya Dodd of Australia and Sonia Bien-Aime of the Turks and Caicos Islands, were coopted on for one year.Nsekera was the first woman to be coopted on for one year at last year’s Congress in Budapest.Now there will be three women on the ExCo, compared to none two years ago.It is another step towards gender equality within FIFA, although there is still work to be done, with the ExCo comprising a total of 24 members.“One woman was coopted on to the Executive Committee last year for one year, and now a woman has been officially elected on to the executive committee, with two others coopted.It has taken us 109 years to get this far,” said FIFA president Sepp Blatter.last_img read more