The nicest hotel in the Tri-Cities region, the Carnegie Hotel, is offering room rates of $85/night for participants in the Jacob Francisco Memorial Century Bike Ride & Awareness Walk. They have a block of rooms for us, so just tell them you’re with this event to get the discounted rate when making your registration. The Carnegie is practically right across the street from our staging area, and the Awareness Walk passes between the hotel and Brush Creek. Go to www.carnegiehotel.com. We are so grateful to Carnegie Hotel as a new sponsor!!
Save $$$ and Paper with Your Online Registration for the Jacob Francisco Memorial Century Bike Ride & Awareness Walk
I’ll be taking a couple days vacation next week to wrap up a series of presenting “Jacob’s Lesson for Saving Lives” to Mr. Nutter’s health class at Indian Trail Intermediate School. To reach over 1,000 students, Mr. Nutter was very kind to invite me to share this powerpoint with an emotional presentation that really gets their attention. Yesterday, over 80 4th graders at Cherokee Elementary received the same lesson.
From knowledge gained from the presentation, the students have created a lot of really cool environmental art that will be presented along Millenium Trail in Johnson City during the Jacob Francisco Awareness Walk as an Earth Day event on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Sign up online with the Active.com hyperlink at www.jacobfrancisco.com to support the efforts of these students sharing info and the need to get an environmental education park built at the Sinking Creek wetlands!
Please view & share this PowerPoint:Jacob’s Lesson for Saving Lives
The Jacob Francisco Memorial Century was borne out of ideas from the Tri Cities Road Club shortly after Jacob’s passing. Jacob’s dad was pedaling by himself during the Spring of 2004 for the enjoyment and exercise. Jacob passed on June 29, 2004, then pedaling became a mode for maintaining sanity. Something had to be done to try to fulfill Jacob’s declaration to fame with Jacob’s and his father’s love for cycling. The TCRC leadership suggested that the logical thing to do was host a charity century in Jacob’s legacy, and TCRC has hosted the event every spring since 2005.
We started with a painful, true century with a metric, quarter, and family ride. Suggestions over the years have resulted in now offering the same, friendlier, scenic, metric and quarter centuries along with a non-competitive awareness walk featuring an environmental art gallery. Anybody interested in cycling in the Johnson City, Tennessee area should seek out this great group of people. Go to http://www.tricitiesroadclub.org for starters. The Jacob Francisco Memorial Century & Awareness Walk and other events hosted by TCRC can be found at the “Club Events” tab. Thank you TCRC!
The FDA finally offered new regulations from the Food Safety Modernization Act signed into law just over two years ago. Jacob’s story was told to many U.S. senators to get the Food Safety Modernization Act passed with the help of Senator Lamar Alexander. This country is finally on the proper road to prevent foodborne illnesses, which will save a lot of lives and money, rather than reacting to them. To learn more, go to http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/01/fda-announces-two-long-awaited-food-safety-rules/.
On April 20, 2013 9AM, come pedal or walk in the Jacob Francisco Memorial Century & Awareness Walk in Johnson City, Tennessee. The event includes 25-mile, 62-mile bike rides and a 2-mile walk to raise awareness of E.coli-contaminated Sinking Creek and raise $$ to 501(c)(3) Boone Watershed Partnership for development of an environmental education park at Sinking Creek. Online registration available soon at www.active.com and paper registration available by printing form at www.jacobfrancisco.com. More info about the project can be found at www.facebook.com/jacobfrancisco.awareness and www.boonewatershed.com. Same-day registration also available at ETSU parking lot behind Knight’s Food & Sports across from VA entrance in Johnson City. All in honor of a six year-old boy who died from an E. coli bacteria in 2004, but shortly before getting sick he said that he would be famous for something. Let’s make him famous for saving lives!!