Lighthouse International raised over $150K for their inaugural 5K Tandem Bike Ride and Walk.
On October 23, 2010, nearly 500 attended Double Up 4 Vision, Lighthouse International’s first 5K Tandem Bike Ride and Walk. The event took place in New York City and paired people with and without sight on tandem bikes or as walking teams. The goal of Double Up 4 Vision was to support Lighthouse International's mission to fight vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. The event was a huge success, raising over $150,000, more than doubling the initial goal.
Double Up 4 Vision kicked off on October 22, with a 24-hour Tandem Bike Relay. Six cycling teams, each with a rider who is visually impaired, rode throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The relay was covered in the New York Daily News, who profiled Team 1 Caitlin and Jamie Sarubbi, and The New York Times.
Double Up 4 Vision continued on October 23 with a 5K Tandem Bike Ride and Walk. Family, friends and supporters of the Lighthouse walked from Riverside Park in Harlem to Pier i in Manhattan in support of Lighthouse International or a loved one with a visual impairment.
After the bike ride and walk, the day ended with a Family Fun Festival that included entertainment, a children's tandem cycling clinic, and live music from Lighthouse International's Kids' Percussion Ensemble and Jam 59 Jazz Ensemble.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support Lighthouse International and helped make Double Up 4 Vision a success!
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- New York Daily News: Sisters set out on 118-mile relay tandem bike ride through city for vision impaired
- The New York Times: Enjoying the Ride Without Seeing Where You’re Going
- CBS New York: Blind Cyclists Ride Through NYC Boroughs
- NYCity News Service: A Vision of Teamwork Guides Bikers
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