Ride for V-LINC!
Ride for independence! Ride for inclusion! Ride for fun! Whatever the reason, we hope you will join V-LINC in the Lifeline Bike Event to benefit our custom assistive technology program. V-LINC works with volunteer engineers and engineering students to design and build tools to assist those with disabilities to work, live, and enjoy life more independently.
Lifeline Bike Event
Date: October 7, 2018
Location: KinderFarm Park at 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville, MD 21108
- The Fifth Annual Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 Century Ride offers a great experience for cyclists of all levels with 100, 62, 30 and 15 mile route options as well as a Family Fun ride. These routes wind throughout scenic Anne Arundel County including views of downtown Annapolis, the Severn River, southern Anne Arundel County, BWI/Marshall airport, and more!
- The full century ride includes 4 supported rest stops. The metric century or approximately 62 mile ride includes at least 2 supported rest stops. The 30 mile ride includes at least 1 supported rest stop.
- The 30 and 15 mile rides are on paved trails.
- All riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Keep in mind this is a ride and not a race. Some portions of the trails have posted speed limits.
- Each ride will be show and go, starting schedules will be posted soon!
- The ride is sprinkle or shine. We will update via email if weather creates unsafe conditions and there are ride cancellations or changes. As this is a fundraiser, we are not able to grant refunds for any reason.
Pick your team!
V-LINC always puts those we serve first! Our bike event is no different. Three recent clients have agreed to be team captains for this event. They picked the name, team color, and designed the event t-shirt. Are you a little rock and roll? Do you spread glitter wherever you go? Or are you the sporty type? Join a team and meet your captain on event day! It is all for fun as all proceeds benefit our AT programs! Whatever team you choose, you can pick any ride length. So have a little fun while doing good!
Want to do even more? Choose to fund raise for your team! The team and team captain with the top fundraising total on event day will receive a special surprise! Once you register for the race, you will receive an email with all the details!
Can't make it that day? That's ok! You can still support the cause by making a donation HERE!
Rock and Ride
Team Captain: Rob
If you fight for your right to party, join team Rob! Rob is an artist and musician. Following a car accident, Rob was left with partial paralysis of his extremities. He needed a custom solution to return to his passion and his work as a musician. UMBC students created an AT device to support his guitar and assist Rob in making contact with the strings. If you are a little bit rock and roll, join Rob and support adults with disabilities in pursuing their passions and entering the workforce with the help of custom assistive technology.
Glitter and Go
Team Captain: Alyssa
On Wednesdays do you wear pink? Or is that everyday? If you leave a little sparkle wherever you go, join Team Alyssa! Alyssa received a custom adapted bicycle in 2017 designed and built by engineering students. For 11 year-old Alyssa, a hand-cranked PINK bike with hand brakes brought out her bright smile! The bike was also designed with a resting area for her left prosthetic. If you like a little fun and enjoy being a little fancy, we hope you ride for Alyssa!
Team Captain: Terrence
Terrence is a baller! He loves his lacrosse team and is able to utilize a catapult attached to his wheelchair created by V-LINC to participate in games. Terrence also has a cool new adapted bike with rear controls designed and built by Dulaney High School engineering students through V-LINC's Engineering For a Cause program. Terrence brings his "A" game both on and off the field. If you think all teenage boys should have the chance to be an athlete AND you intend to bring your "A" game to the bike event, join Triple Threat!