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This event is expected to bring tourism into our Valley and will help deserving local charity organizations to continue their valuable work.
Mail Tribune Jun. 13, 2014 – Local members of the Lyoness Greenfinity Foundation have organized a cleanup of the Bear Creek Greenway today.
Local members of the Lyoness Greenfinity Foundation have organized a cleanup of the Bear Creek Greenway today. More than 120 Lyoness members have volunteered for the Greenway cleanup, which will begin with tasks being assigned at 2 p.m. at Railroad Park in north Medford. The effort will include cleaning and picking up trash from US Cellular Fields in south Medford to an area north of Railroad Park, a 6-mile stretch. Volunteers will also clear away overgrown blackberries along 10th and Cottage streets in Medford.
June 18, 2014 Today Christoph Strasser, the ambassador of the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation (CFF), celebrated a sovereign victory at the Race Across America (RAAM) 2014, outshining his competitors with outstanding records. Just like the previous three years, Strasser combined his athletic performance with a good cause. As Ambassador for the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation Strasser promoted the Lyoness Foundation and its commitment for children, youths and families in need with his race across the USA. “I want to spread the CFF message around the world. With my athletic efforts I am helping children and teenagers to receive a proper education.”
This Wheels of Change initiative creates healthy hearts and lives, while peddling through the pear blossoms of the beautiful Rogue Valley to further childhood education within our local and global communities.
Proceeds from Pedals ‘n Pears will be donated to local youth education organizations and the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation.
Part of the inspiration for this project came because local members of Lyoness Community had just completed a very successful clean-up project on the Bear Creek Greenway followed closely by the Lyoness Ambassador, Christoph Strassers’ unprecedented third win in four years of the heralded Race Across America.
Those two things along with a desire to give back to the Rogue Valley Community launched this project.
The Pear Blossom Festival’s Pedals ‘n Pears Bike Ride is the perfect event for Families, the Weekend Warrior Rider and the Expert Rider alike.
- The Comice Family Ride (7 miles)
- The Bosc (14 miles)
- The Bartlett (27 miles)
- The Royal Riviera (62 miles)
The 2017 rides will all start from the Pavilion area in Bear Creek Park
All distances will be fully supported and use the Bear Creek Greenway from US Cellular Park to Hawthorne Park for the finish. (Routes and distances subject to change)
Pedals ‘n Pears will be a fun and challenging bike ride through the Pear Blossom filled countryside of Medford and the Rogue Valley.