The Rob Dollar Foundation Hosts 5th Annual Rob Dollar Ride
By Claire Natale -
Thursday Sep 08, 2022
The 5th Annual Rob Dollar Ride, presented by the Rob Dollar Foundation, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, from 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at South Mountain Park in Phoenix.
The Rob Dollar Ride, Arizonaâ€™s largest memorial bike ride, honors Rob Dollar who tragically lost his life on a bike ride when he was hit and killed by a motorist. To honor his wishes and legacy, Robâ€™s father John Dollar and best friend John Hogen started the Rob Dollar Foundation and created its largest annual fundraiser, the Rob Dollar Ride.
Cyclists in the Valley and throughout other communities will have the chance to participate with family and friends, as well as win great prizes and raise funds for the Rob Dollar Foundation, whose mission is to raise awareness of road safety in the cyclist and driver communities.
â€œThis event is extremely significant to shed light on the importance of bike safety and enforce others to be mindful when they are on the road,â€ said John Dollar, president of the Rob Dollar Foundation. â€œWe are fortunate to host this event again this year in order to help spread the word and raise funds to increase road safety in the Valley and throughout the United States.â€
The Rob Dollar Ride will be held at South Mountain Park (10919 S. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042). South Mountain offers two main routes: one up to the Towers which is 14.8 miles round trip and the other up to Dobbins Lookout which is 11.2 miles round trip. Participants are free to explore different routes or challenge themselves to repeat the routes as many times as they wish. The park will be closed to all vehicle traffic, except park officials/emergency personnel.
In partnership with WE-CYCLE-USA, the Rob Dollar Foundation is also offering a free kidâ€™s bike safety course from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the morning of the ride. This activity will be held on a closed course that allows hands-on learning of the basics of bike safety, best practices and showing participants the correct way to wear bicycle safety equipment. The foundation is excited to be sharing the passion for cycling safety with the next generation of cyclists.
All participants of the Rob Dollar Ride safety course will be entered into a raffle drawing where they will have the chance to win a bike helmet, or one of 20 new bikes donated by Walmart to the Rob Dollar Foundation. The bike raffle drawing will take place at 10:30 a.m.
About The Rob Dollar Foundation
The Rob Dollar Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that was created by family and friends of Rob Dollar, who tragically lost his life on October 29, 2017. While out on a Sunday ride, he was hit and killed by a motorist. Even though the foundation was created by his family and friends, this was a dream Rob shared with his father and few close friends. Following his untimely death, it was only right to create the Rob Dollar Foundation to help the community Rob cared so deeply for. Learn more at http://www.robdollarfoundation.org or follow the Rob Dollar Foundation on Facebook.