5th Annual GO FORWARD TOGETHER Ride

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5th Annual GO FORWARD TOGETHER Ride

8:30AM EDT - 1:30PM EDT
Open to ages 18 - 99.

Description

 
We invite you to come join us: 
The 5th Annual Go Forward Together Ride to benefit the Forward Foundation is Saturday, October 5.  

Check-in begins 7:45AM • Race begins 8:30AM • Course Support ends 1:30PM • Final Gravity After Party continues until......

Join us for the end-of-cycling-season finale that embraces all aspects of cycling culture, bringing area cyclists together to assist the organization that assists single parents in Central Virginia.
 
The 50-mile or 30-Mile ride will start and finish at Final Gravity Brewing Co., located at 6118 Lakeside Avenue in Richmond.  The route will take cyclists from Lakeside, through the beautiful Ashland, Virginia-area countryside with a rest stop in downtown Ashland.  
NEW!  30 Mile Route Option now available!!!
 
Not participating in the ride? No problem!  The post-ride event has become as much fun as the ride itself with live music, food trucks, vendors, games, giveaways and more.  
 
Final Gravity Brewing in Lakeside is the area’s most bike-friendly brewery and is the official site of two organized rides every Sunday.  Once again, they will be brewing the official beer of the Go Forward Together Ride - the Go Forward Pilsner - with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the Forward Foundation.  And for those moved by the spirit of community engagement but not partaking in spirits, non-alcoholic options are available at this family-friendly event.  

 

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50 MILE RIDE

50 Mile Turn by Turn Directions

30 MILE RIDE

30 Mile Turn by Turn Directions

 
Start/Finish Line located at:
Final Gravity Brewing Co.  - 6118 Lakeside Ave Richmond, VA 23228

 

Rest Stop (approx. Mile 15) located at:
Town Hall Park in Ashland - 121 Thompson St, Ashland, VA 23005 

 

Box lunch provided by:
Palani Drive box lunches for the first 100 adult registrations.  **You may also opt out of lunch, and have a 100% of your registration fee go towards the foundation.

 

Afterparty:
Relax and mingle after the ride with our fabulous Mix 98.1 ambassador, Rebecca Wilde from the Wicker & Wilde Morning Show.
Enjoy live music, great beer, food trucks, raffles, vendors, photo booth, and swag bags. 

 

Contact us at info@forwardfoundationva.org to learn more about how to get involved!

Forward Foundation

Forward Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting working, single parents and their children in the Greater Richmond area who are in the midst of a financial crisis.
We work with single parent families that have encountered a life altering event resulting in financial crisis. The Foundation is unique because we bridge the gap for families who typically don't qualify for government assistance. Forward Foundation provides solutions and creates opportunities for single parents to achieve long term financial stability and independence.

Our Mission

"Empowering Action To Move Forward"
Strength, Perseverance, Persistence, Purposefulness
The Forward Foundation empowers single, working parents experiencing financial crisis to build an independent, secure, and healthy future for themselves and their children.

Our Why

  • One out of four homes are led by a single parent
  • Childcare is the 2nd largest expense single parents face
  • On average 34% of a single parents total household income goes towards childcare costs. Cost for full time care for an infant or toddler ranges between approximately $12k - $14k+ annually.
     

Our What

Forward Foundation has thoughtfully designed a program that fosters the resilience and independence of the families we serve so they can “move forward.”
  • SUPPORT - Qualified working, single parents are eligible to receive subsidized childcare assistance and educational services.
  • EDUCATE - In conjunction with our collaborative partners, we equip our parents with vital resources and basic knowledge of the areas they need to best care for their children.
  • EMPOWER - Our goal is to provide the necessary tools needed to take our families from instability to stability.

Race Contact Info

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.goforwardtogetherride.com/.

Rules of the Road

We want all participants to make sure they have a great ride while being safe and obeying the rules of the road.
We have included a file from Virginia DOT which will familiarize you with the shared roadways. Click on the header to get the PDF.

Directions

Final Gravity Brewing Co.
6118 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228

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