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4th Annual Corporate Challenge Great Ride Set for August 30
Posted Date: 8/27/2014 7:00 AM
The Great Ride

Motorcycle riders across the DFW Metroplex are invited to rev up their engines for the 4th annual Great Ride, a 90-mile motorcycle tour benefitting Special Olympics Texas, departing from Richardson on Saturday, August 30. An event affiliated with the City of Richardson's annual Corporate Challenge, the Great Ride has grown each year, with several hundred motorcyclists expected to take part this year.

The approximately two-hour-long ride will start and end at Galatyn Plaza, located next to the Renaissance Hotel in Richardson. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the ride starting at 9:30 a.m. Participants will enjoy doughnuts and water in the morning, and lunch provided by In-N-Out Burger, music and other festivities beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the plaza.

Riders are asked to make a minimum $20 donation to participate, while passengers are required to contribute a minimum of $10. Individual riders who are affiliated with a Corporate Challenge team can note this on their registration form, and have their Ride registration fee count toward their company team’s fundraising total. The first 500 Great Ride participants will receive a souvenir neck coolie.

Individuals interested in signing up for the 2014 Great Ride should visit or contact Donna Leach at 972-744-4092. To learn more about Richardson’s Corporate Challenge, visit or contact Kyle McClure at 972-744-4585.

The City of Richardson, participating companies and individuals have together raised more than $1.4 million through the Corporate Challenge and its affiliated events – including the Great Ride – for Special Olympics Texas over the past 16 years.

The Richardson Corporate Challenge is a professionally run, volunteer-driven, Olympic-style competition for companies from across the DFW Metroplex, produced annually by the Richardson Parks & Recreation Department. A total of 55 DFW-area companies – the most ever – are committed to taking part in the 2014 Corporate Challenge’s 24 athletic and non-athletic events.

About the City of Richardson
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