2010-10-14 / Letters to the Editor

Thanks for successful island bike race

On Columbus Day, the Jamestown Rotary Club held its 35th annual Jamestown Classic bike race. We had more than 550 registered riders that competed in 13 different categories. The weather was absolutely fantastic for racing!

The Jamestown Classic has become one of the largest road races in New England and the largest in Rhode Island. We would not have been able to hold this event without the help of many! Our thanks goes out to all the volunteers who gave freely of their time to help us. In addition, we would like to thank the town of Jamestown, the Jamestown police and EMS for their continued support of this event.

The Jamestown Classic is the Rotary club’s largest fundraising event. Proceeds from the race are used to support local, national and international causes. In recent years, these funds have been used to purchase wheelchairs for underprivileged individuals in Nicaragua, create a women’s literacy project in Ghana, purchase new music chairs for the Jamestown Middle School, support the local Boy Scouts, contribute toward research for a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), contribute to eradicating Polio from the world and assist in the maintenance of a clean water project in Cambodia, among other noteworthy items. Quite simply, these projects would not be possible without the Jamestown Classic Bicycle Race.

Thanks again to all involved and we look forward to next year!
Dave Reardon
Mike Schnack
Race coordinators
Jamestown Classic

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