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Ride for Recovery

Event Dates: September 8, 2012 (All day)


The 4th Annual Ride for Recovery and Hog Roast will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8.

“Prevention Works…Treatment is Effective…People Recover” is the message of National Recovery Month celebrations throughout the United States.

The Northeast Regional Advisory Board of the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana has teamed up with ARM Chapters 27, 35 & 47 (Association of Recovering Motorcyclists) to make this event possible. 

Ride registration will be from 10-11 a.m. at Serenity House, 2438 CR 50 in Auburn, Ind.  The police-escorted ride will then head to Angola via CR 427 for a stop at the Women in Transition recovery home. The route will then proceed to Kendallville via US 20, SR 3, and SR 6, where the celebration will join the Parkview Noble Hospital Annual Health and Wellness Picnic.

The ride will then proceed down US 6, US 3, I-69, US 24, then onto Engle, Bluffton, and Broadway in Ft. Wayne. The final stop of the ride will be at Foster Park in Ft. Wayne. Activities at Foster Park will begin at 3 p.m. and include games for the whole family, refreshments, fellowship, a hog roast and more.  There will also be music, 50/50 raffles, and door prizes as well as information on recovering from addiction.

The public is encouraged to come to each stop along the route to talk to the riders, check out the bikes, and learn more about recovery. 

Registration fees include a ride patch, continental breakfast, and lunch. A separate donation is suggested for the hog roast.

Local community stop partners include Serenity House, Drug Free Steuben County, Women in Transition, Drug Free Noble County, Parkview Noble Hospital, Allen County Drug and Alcohol Consortium, and Cocaine Anonymous.

In 2007, an estimated 23.2 million people age 12 or older needed treatment for a substance abuse disorder in the United States, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).  Recovery not only has a positive effect on individuals, but on families and communities. Plan to join the Ride for Recovery and help promote recovery efforts in Northeast Indiana.