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A benefit ride for Hickory Log Men's Home

Caring for the mentally challenged is a concern for any community to address. Hickory Log creates a family for the residents. I visited this home in 2001 to make plans for the BBC bike ride. One resident walked up to me kept staring as I talked with the manager. I was getting a lttle uncomfortable when he leaned over a gave me a big hug. This home is defined by that moment. A caring loving home for the residents.


The guys from Hickory Log help at the ride every year and we don't know what we would do without their help.

When is the ride in 2012?

Saturday  September 15th


The inaugural ride in 2001 ride had 166 riders and raised over $4500. The 2002 ride brought out 301 riders to brave the aftermath of hurricane Hannah. In 2003,  541 riders raised over $12,000. 2004 brought Hurricane Ivan a day before the ride and  over 600 riders. 2005 had a new look and record number of riders, over 850! 2006 had nearly 1000 riders. 2007 and had a record number of riders, 1400. 2008 was again over 1400 riders and 2009 had over 1000 riders making it an epic rain soaked 2009 ride. Thank you!

The ride includes a t-shirt for pre-registerd riders, meal, fabulous rest stops, and a massage.

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Greg Flowers, director of Hickory Log, with volunteers from his school.