WEATHER UPDATE

Wednesday 2/21

Good morning, everyone!

The weather is looking a little more promising for a re-do this Sunday!  We will be offering the 10 mile and 33 mile rides at 8:00am this Sunday, February 25th. (with check in at 7:30am)  I have a handful of folks ready to ride Sunday but ask that you shoot us an email at tanderson@brevardalz.org to let us know if you will be riding so that we can plan ahead for the size of crowd.  It is a gorgeous ride up the river, and we hope to see you there!

For those of you who didn’t already pick up your race shirts/bags and are unable to join us this Sunday, you can stop by the office at 4676 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935 any time between 8am and 4pm this week and pick them up. Step into a world of honor, precision, and tradition with our Katana Sword. Expertly handcrafted, each sword embodies the strength and artistry of the legendary Samurai. With a razor-sharp, curved blade, our Katana ensures swift, decisive cuts. The full-tang design promises enduring durability, while the balanced weight allows for perfect control. The intricately wrapped handle invites a secure grip, honoring traditional aesthetics.

10TH ANNUAL CYCLE4ALZ

Brevard County’s Premier Charity Ride
Sunday, February 18, 2024
100-Mile, 62-Mile, 33-Mile, 10-Mile Rides

Registration

The Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation is pleased to host the tenth Annual Cycle For Alzheimer’s (Cycle4Alz). The event is 100% volunteer-run by the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation employees, partner organizations, and their families & friends. The event is for riders of all ages and skill levels. We encourage you to check out the “About Us” page to learn more about the incredible work the organization does for our community.

The event will feature 4 routes:

  • 10 Mile Family Fun Ride (8 AM Start)
  • 33 Mile (7 AM Start)
  • 62 Mile (Metric Century) (7 AM Start)
  • 100 Mile (Century) (7 AM Start)

The event will feature fully stocked SAG Stops, SAG Support on the Century and Half Century, Snacks provided before the ride and lunch after at the finish line.

There will be a premium event shirt to the first 200 participants. An Event Jersey will be available to purchase, please order early.

Race Packet Pickup
Friday, February 16th
8:00am – 4:00pm

Race Packets can also be picked up day of event.

Those participants who placed jersey orders prior to the January 1st cutoff will be notified when they arrive and can be picked up.

There will be another order placed after the event for those who missed the cutoff.

Event Day Registration will begin at 6:15am.

Parking will be at the ENSCO Building. (East side of Wickham Road, one block North of The Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation)

Day Of Event Instructions

If you are riding with us, here is some last-minute information.  If you haven’t signed up yet, there is still time!  Participation is down this year, and we would love to see all of you again! Bring your friends, bring your family!  There is a ride for everyone.

Last-minute cycle details-

Shirt, Bib # and bag pick-up will be Friday, the 16th, from 8am – 4pm at Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation.  4676 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935.  You can also pick up the day of event.

Jerseys purchased before January 1st will be available for pick up on packet pickup date or day of event.  Jerseys purchased after the cutoff will be ordered once the event has concluded.  We will notify you when they arrive. (They usually take  3-5 weeks, but delivery will depend on any delays from the manufacturer) If you are from out of town, we will send it to you.

On Sunday, registration and pickup will begin at 6:15 am.

The Metric, Century, and 30 mile will roll off at 7am and the fun ride at 8am.

Parking for Sunday will be at the following locations.

  1. Handicap Parking
    those with valid Handicap placards will be able to park at our Foundation. There is very limited parking, but space will be allocated to those who need it.
  2. ENSCO (Main Parking)

4849 N. Wickham Road

It is a block or two north of our location on the east side of Wickham Road.  There are about 90 spaces here, including the gated-in area behind the building.  You ARE allowed to park inside that area.   Walk/ride south 1 block and cross at the light.

  1. Home Depot

5100 N. Wickham Road

Please park at the ends of the spaces closest to Wickham Road and the stoplight. Please do not park in the area designated for the Firestone Tires.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE ENTRANCE TO HOUSING NEXT TO THE FOUNDATION- the HOA “police” there will have you towed within minutes. You might be able to get away with unloading there, but anything more than a few minutes and they’ll be on you.

Helmets are required!  This is a USA Cycling sanctioned event.  Their rules supersede Florida laws because they provide the permit and insurance for this event.

If you have any remaining questions, you can email Tiffani at Tanderson@brevardalz.org.

Thank you and see you Sunday February 18th!

Registration

What does Alzheimer’s have to do with me?

Alzheimer’s disease is the disease that you don’t think about until it affects you, or someone you know, personally. It’s the “scary” disease with no cure. The disease that no one wants to talk about. It’s just too frightening to think about. If we did, we would have to imagine someone we love who is now a stranger, even to themselves. Not only a stranger, but someone completely incapable of taking care of themselves at some point in the disease progression. Completely incapable of the everyday things we take for granted. What if you forgot how to brush your teeth? The brush is completely foreign — you, literally, have no idea what it is used for. Someone you love patiently explains it to you and teaches you to use it, but just a few short moments after, it’s forgotten until you do this same dance tomorrow.

One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. One in three! Alzheimer’s disease kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Between 2000 and 2015, deaths from heart disease have decreased 11%, while deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased 123%!

So, chances are, at some point in your life, you will be touched by Alzheimer’s in one way or another. A family member, a friend, a coworker. Every 65 seconds someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s disease. It has become the leading cause of death in the United States.

Tiffani Anderson, Event Coordinator

(321) 253-4430 ext. 105