and used them in the first ride, they wanted to do it again! And the Ride continues ... This time they set their goal for Charleston, SC and brought The roots of SC Ride 4 Life 2009 stretch back newcomer, Greg Elrod, into the group. SC Ride 4 Life ‘95 to 1994 when two friends, Rick Walton & covered 275 miles and raised over $3,800. Warren Bright, were planning their family’s For SC Ride 4 Life ‘96, the four riders from 1995, and five newcomers, rode 308 miles to Hilton Head Island, SC 2009 summer vacation together. Both families wanted to go to the beach. When Warren and Rick mentioned riding their and raised over $3,500 for Foothills PCC. bicycles to the beach with their families later following to This fund raising effort has raised the following meet them, the wives challenged them to do it. The challenge amounts to help save lives: was taken and the plans made. Then, as God uses each one of us, another friend SC Ride 4 Life 1999 - 18 cyclists - over $13,000! 16th Annual Trek suggested that they make the ride a fund-raiser for a SC Ride 4 Life 2000 - 24 cyclists - over $13,000! deserving ministry. Rick shared the idea with Mike McLeod, and Mike wanted to be a part of the effort. SC Ride 4 Life 2001 - 25 cyclists - over $20,000! to the Coast SC Ride 4 Life 2002 - 20 cyclists - over $16,000! After seeking His guidance, the ministry that God laid on their hearts was the crisis pregnancy ministry of Foothills SC Ride 4 Life 2003 - 27 cyclists - over $21, 500! PCC. The men contacted Foothills PCC, and SC Ride 4 SC Ride 4 Life 2004 - 19 cyclists - over $17, 000! Life was born. SC Ride 4 Life 2005 - 23 cyclists - over $19,000! Training began in earnest with only one month before the ride. Support began to be pledged as set amounts SC Ride 4 Life 2006 - 37 cyclists - over $25,000! or by the mile. Rick, Warren and Mike worked as hard SC Ride 4 Life 2007 - 34 cyclists - over $22,000! on the fund-raiser as they did in training. The Journal- SC Ride 4 Life 2008 - 40 cyclists - over $31,000! Tribune newspaper also ran an article on the biking trio and their cause. This year we are praying for over sixty riders...Will Finally, on the morning of June 23, Rick, Warren you be a part of what God is doing? and Mike set out on a this collective yet personal quest. One question can be asked, “Why do the same guys Without so much as one support vehicle, the three men keep riding every year?” Two reasons are the personal set out by FAiTH And PRAyeR. The WLFJ radio challenge and the satisfaction it brings upon completion. announcer prayed that morning for God to put His angels yet the overriding reason for the ride is each person’s love on all sides and protect them. And how God did! At one for life and lives - both the born and the unborn. point, storms could be seen all around the trio, but the you can be a part of that purpose and accomplishment, storms never overtook them! too. Help us celebrate over 15 years of fund raising with The first day 147 miles were traveled. Not one of our best Ride ever! the three had ever tackled so many miles in a three day stretch and they wanted to get as many miles behind them as possible the first day despite temperatures that Sign up for were in the nineties. That evening saddle soreness set in and Warren’s knee began to bother him. yet, the next morning the trio was back on the road, riding toward their SC Ride 4 Life 2009 today! goal. Over the next two days, if the thought of giving up ever came to mind, they would pray and remember the Center and the sponsors who were counting on them. And God would give them a renewed burst of energy and determination! On June 25, 1994 three weary, but triumphant bikers SponSoRS: BIKE-A-THon rode into Ocean Isle, NC with 317 miles behind them! That first year SC Ride 4 Life ‘94 raised over $1,700 for Print It! 882-3609 State Farm – Kim Sullivan 647-5761 June 11, 12, 13 the Foothills Pregnancy Care Center ministry. And what an encouragement their ride was to the all the Center’s Yoder’s Building Supply 972-3003 Benefiting TIFOSI Sunglass Co. volunteers. in 1995, the same trio told the Center they wanted to Foothills pregnancy make another ride, SC Ride 4 Life ‘95; God had so blessed Care Center The purpose of South Carolina Ride 4 Life... Registration Form... South Carolina Ride 4 Life is a group of like-minded individuals who seek to promote 1. Complete this Registration Form before June 1, 2009. pro-life causes by raising money and awareness primarily through the sport of cycling. 2. Mail form to SC Ride 4 Life 2009, PO Box 421, Seneca, SC 29679 with a registration check payable to The SC Ride 4 Life committee is soliciting donations on behalf of the Foothills SC Ride 4 Life, or sign up online at www.scride4life.com. Pregnancy Care Center. All funds are deposited and accounted for through Foothills FEE SCHEDULE January 1 - March 15 $50 Pregnancy Care Center as an authorized charitable organization. March 16 - May 15 $60 May 16 - June 1st $75 The purpose of Foothills pregnancy Care Center... * Jerseys and T-shirts are not promised for registrations after May 16th. Believing that all life comes from God and that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, the Foothills (PLEASE PRINT) Pregnancy Care Center exists to love, counsel and aid women who are experiencing an unplanned name ________________________________________________ pregnancy and to provide them with knowledge, support, and information to aid them in making a decision to choose life. Address ______________________________________________ City/ State/ Zip _________________________________________ - Policy and Procedure Manual Home Phone _____________________ Cell ____________________ Foothills PCC is a non-profit 501(C)(3) ministry. All donations are tax deductible. e-mail ________________________________________________ Age ________________________ Sex F M Join the “SC Ride 4 Life 2009” trek across the state, the Golden Corner’s only bike tour with a Pro-Life emphasis. Riders will travel from Seneca to Georgetown, SC over three beautiful days. you’ll enjoy the physical rigors, a sense of Fund Raising Goal ______________________________________ achievement, and the satisfaction of knowing you have helped support this ministry. Rider___________________ Rider Support __________________ Tour Details... Jersey Size S M L XL XXL XXXL T-shirt Size S M L XL XXL Start Seneca, SC on June 11 Alumni years ___________________________________________ Overnight Two nights in area hotels provided; 2-3 persons per room emergency Contact ______________________________________ Finish Georgetown, SC on June 13 Phone_____________________(Cell) ______________________ (H) Rest Stops As needed w/refreshments i (undersigned) have read and do understand the Purpose statements of SC Ride 4 Life and agree with the purpose of this ministry. Furthermore, i Meals dinner on Thursday. covenant to bind myself and respective heirs from making any claim or Provided dinner on Friday. demand or to commence, cause, or permit to be prosecuted an action in law or equity against Foothills Pregnancy Care Center on account Support Each cyclist must raise a minimum amount of $300. The registration fee is in addition to of any personal injury, disability, property damage, loss of services, expenses, or damages of any kind that i have sustained or may sustain the total. Support persons must give $35 registration and raise a minimum of $200. as a result of preparing for, and participation in the bicycle ride deemed “SC Ride 4 Life 2009”. Shirts Cyclists will receive a cycling jersey* and a custom designed T-shirt for SC Ride 4 Life 2009. Support personnel will receive 3 custom-designed T-shirts* for SC Ride 4 Life 2009. i also warrant that i am in sound physical shape and am capable of making this demanding bicycle ride. Transportation Signed: _______________________________________________ SC Ride 4 Life 2009 is a one-way ride to Georgetown, SC. Limited transportation (as available) will be provided back to Seneca on Saturday. date: _________________________________________________ * Jerseys and T-shirts are not promised for registrations after May 16th.