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The Fitness Center at High Point Hosts “A Ride to Remember”

5/9/2012

HIGH POINT, N.C. – On May 16 The Fitness Center at High Point Regional will host A Ride to Remember in honor of Gina Jacobs, a local cyclist who died in February.  Similar rides will occur across the country on May 16 to honor cyclists who have been injured or killed on public roads.     

Jacobs, wife to Dr. Curt Jacobs with High Point Regional Health System, was an avid cyclist and volunteer.  She dedicated much of her time to Oak Hill Elementary school as the volunteer coordinator helping to turn the low-performing school around. Gina was also a member of Team Spinery that rides out of The Fitness Center at High Point Regional and had numerous cycling accomplishments. Gina won the Time Trial series at Charlotte Motor Speedway in her category for the past three years.

“Gina had a wonderful, giving spirit,” said Rodney Simpson, the coordinator of The Fitness Center at High Point Regional.  “This ride is a wonderful way to honor her memory and recognize the lasting impact she had on individuals throughout the community.  We hope everyone in the community will join us for this meaningful evening out.”

A Ride to Remember is part of the “Ride of Silence” movement.  A Ride to Remember is a free ride that asks cyclists to ride no faster than 12 miles per hour, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road, and use a blinking red light on the back on each bike during the ride.  There are no sponsors and no registration fees.  The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise awareness of motorists, police and city official that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways.  The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.  

The ride will begin at 7 p.m. in front of the The Fitness Center at High Point Regional and follow an approximately four mile loop through uptown High Point with a police escort.  Participants are encouraged to arrive at 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted for Oak Hill Elementary school.

For more information, please call The Fitness Center at High Point Regional at 336-878-6221.

About High Point Regional
As part of a not-for-profit Health System governed by a volunteer, community-based board of trustees, High Point Regional offers a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient care. High Point Regional, the largest piece of the Health System, offers 384 private beds for medical and surgical patients and has its foundation in six primary service areas: Carolina Regional Heart Center, The Hayworth Cancer Center, The Neuroscience Center, The Women's Center, The Emergency Center and The Piedmont Joint Replacement Center.

High Point Regional’s mission is to provide exceptional health services to the people of this region. For more information, visit www.highpointregional.com.


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