Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23Jim Shaffer KELLER ad black
(Affirmations Press Release, July 26, 2014)
Affirmations, Michigan’s community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people (LGBT) and their allies, are biking from Detroit to Ann Arbor on Saturday, August 23, beginning at 10am, to educate and encourage others to take action in their support for equal rights throughout the state. This day-long event begins at the William G. Milliken State Park on the beautiful Detroit Riverfront. Following a scenic lunch break in Hines Park, riders will head to their destination and after party at the Aut Bar in Ann Arbor.
Riders of all fitness levels are welcome to register.  Several training rides are offered through the middle of New Harvest Homes NHHAugust to help prepare for the ride. Additionally, support will be available to help participants achieve their nutrition and training goals. Registration is $45 and includes an Equality Ride t-shirt, support and gear (SAG) stops, lunch and after party. Those who may not be able to participate in the ride can still get involved by helping to raise funds for the event. To sign up as a rider, volunteer or fund raiser, visit www.goequalityride.com. For more information about this event, contact Andi Greer, Event Coordinator at AGreer@GoAffirmations.org. or (248) 677-7215 or visit www.goequalityride.com or www.facebook.com/equalityride.
Last year’s ride went all the way across the state. Check out the story and pictures at sidebar012stairshttp://oaklandcounty115.com/2013/09/11/first-shore-2-shore-bike-ride-raises-awareness-for-lgbt-equality/.
Affirmations is metro Detroit’s community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) people and their allies. Open since 1989 and located in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale, Affirmations provides a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions, and cultures can find support and unconditional acceptance, and where they can learn, grow, socialize and have fun.  For more information, visit their website at www.GoAffirmations.org.
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