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5th Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Children with Disabilities

Published on June 9, 2018
5th Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Children with Disabilities
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Date(s) - 06/09/2018
10:30 am - 6:00 pm

Step Inc.


On Saturday, June 9th, STEP Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) will host its 5th Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride which will benefit Tennessee children and youth with disabilities.

All motorcycle enthusiasts and riders are invited to join us on June 9th as riders will depart from STEP, Inc. headquarters located at 712 Professional Plaza in Greeneville, TN.  Registration begins at 10:30 am.  Entry fee is $15.00 per bike, single or double.  Kickstands go up at 11:00 am.  Riders will leave on a two-wheel scenic adventure that will take them along State Route 107 (Erwin Highway) to Erwin, Tennessee, onto Shelton Laurel, North Carolina and back to Greeneville, Tennessee.  Participants can register online at www.tnstep.org.

The ride will be led by David “Fuzzy” Jennings, an experienced rider and proud father of a young man with special needs.  Dutch treat lunch at a stop along the ride.  Door Prizes will be given exclusively to riders throughout the day.  Snacks provided for riders at the conclusion of the ride.  Rain date is June 16.

If you can’t join the ride there are still opportunities for you to help raise funds for STEP.

  • Participate in our Online Auction which opens to the public on June 1st.  A few items up for auction:  a 55” Phillips 4K Ultra HD Smart UHD LED LCD TV, jewelry, gift cards, and much more.
  • Make a donation through the STEP website at www.tnstep.org/donate
  • Visit the STEP Facebook page at www.facebook.com/steptn and donate to one of the Virtual Rider Teams that will be raising funds that day. You will be inspired by their stories of how STEP has changed their lives!

If you are not able to ride but you want to join in the fun visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/steptn and join one our Virtual Rider Teams.  It’s a great way to be involved and do your part to help raise dollars for children with disabilities in Tennessee.   Becoming a Virtual Rider is also the perfect solution for people who reside outside the designated route or may not own or ride a motorcycle but want to participate. There is no registration fee, however, there is a minimum donation commitment of $25.  Be sure to share on Facebook and ask your friends, family, and co-workers to donate too.

You can also participate on your own by becoming an Alternative Rider for this fundraiser.  Just map out your destination, complete the online registration form and the Alternative Rider section, and pay the entry fee at www.tnstep.org.  Trade in 4-wheels for 2-wheels and hit the open road.  Be sure to post pics of your ride and share with us using the hashtag #stepbikeride2018.

All funds raised at this event will be used to improve the education for children and youth with disabilities across Tennessee.

For more information on this event contact Donna Jennings at 423-639-0125, ext. 10.

About STEP, Inc. – www.tnstep.org     

STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exception Parents) is Tennessee’s Parent & Youth Training and Information Center who assists families in navigating the special education process with training and information on IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), offering individual assistance, consultations, referrals, support services, in-person group training, informational materials, and professional training. Services are FREE – birth through age 26.  Established in 1989, STEP, Inc. houses one of 109 Parent Centers across the U.S. funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education.  STEP is a statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on individual, corporate, and foundation contributions and support.  Headquartered in Greeneville (East) with offices in Nashville (Middle) and Memphis (West) with satellite offices in Chattanooga and Jackson, Tennessee.  STEP provides bilingual staff in each area.  Our goal is to empower parents so that they can become the best advocate for their child or teen and be an effective partner with school staff in planning the appropriate educational programs for their children and youth with disabilities. 

Step Inc.
712 Professional Plaza Dr, Greeneville, Tennessee 37745