The Patriot Pedalers Riding Team is sponsored by Patriot Hospice headquartered in Greenville with offices in Greenville, Walterboro and Conway SC. Jill Birmingham, CEO at Pariot Hospice is one of the original particants in the very first Ride To Remember. She was the lead bus driver for the ride and provided well needed volunteer services. She has continued to supply and drive the lead bus for the ride each year amd provide exceptional volunteer support to the riders. The Patriot Hospice support for the ride is similar to the goals of the company to provide the highest quality,timely and caring support to the riders. Alzheimers's is one of the leading causes for death in the hospice community. Patriot Hospice is dedicated to assisiting in any way to eradicate this dreaded disease. Jill has also made this a family affair as her father, brother and cousins have ridden in the past. Her mom, daughters, son and husband have all contributed in the past as well as volunteers.
We are planning on riders from Iowa, Georgia, Texas, New York and Virginia with a strong Upstate presence. As shown in our team photo, last years team was comprised of 13 riders and 16 volunteers. Our goal is to have 15 riders this year. We were very proud of the fact that we raised the third most money, $24,000+, for the Alzheimers Association last year as a team and have a goal of $25,000 this year. We have riders of all levels - our younger riders tend to be very fast and generally finish near the front of the pack; a large number of us are 15-16 mph folks and ride as a pack; however, in 2016 we had several riders start with the whole group and ride as fas as they could and the meet the Patriot main pack at the final rest stop and finsh with them. We are open to riders of all abilities with the desire to finish one day or all 3 days of the ride.
We look forward to talking to you about team membership or just meeting you on the ride. We wish you great cycling.
We have had a great recruiting year with 26 riders signed to ride this year, so our team roster is frozen for 2017. thanks to all of our great riders signed for the 2017 RTR