Seventh Annual Evening Bike Ride Postponed Due to Extreme Weather Advisory
ATLANTA (JUNE 5, 2019) - Due to inclement weather as well as the safety of attendees and staff, Atlanta Moon Ride scheduled to be held on Friday, June 7th, starting at 7 p.m. at Piedmont Park has been postponed and rescheduled for Friday, June 21st. After monitoring the unwavering forecast closely, a joint decision has been made by the Atlanta Moon Ride team and city officials that it is in the best interest of the community to postpone and reschedule the event for Friday, June 21st. While the team is prepared for rain and wind, the persistent reports of lightening and thunderstorms has put a halt to all outdoor activities in the area.
“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we have to ensure that our riders and our vendors can come enjoy the night in a safe environment. The safety of our Atlanta Moon Ride community comes first,” says Founder of Atlanta Moon Ride, Joel Darby. “We truly appreciate everyone's understanding and willingness, and we look forward to seeing all of you on Friday, June 21st. We’ll make sure it’s the best one yet!”
As this is a fundraising event, tickets that have been sold are non-refundable but will be honored for the event being held on Friday, June 21st.
All proceeds raised for this year’s ride will still go to support the work of local charity, Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. Since 2013, Atlanta Moon Ride has raised over $250,000 for this wonderful cause.
To stay up to date on Atlanta Moon Ride, please visit http://atlantamoonride.com.
About Atlanta Moon Ride
The first night-cycling event of its kind to be introduced to Atlanta, the Atlanta Moon Ride is a 7-mile bike ride through some of the city’s coolest neighborhoods. Established in 2013, the Atlanta Moon Ride allows bike enthusiasts to ride at night without having to battle traffic. All proceeds benefit local nonprofit organization, Bert’s Big Adventure. For more information, please visit www.atlantamoonride.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/atlantamoonride), Twitter (www.twitter.com/atlantamoonride) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/atlantamoonride/)
About Bert’s Big Adventure
Established in 2002 by Bert Weiss, host of nationally syndicated morning radio show, "The Bert Show", Bert's Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five- day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. To qualify for Bert’s Big Adventure, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®. Following the annual trip, Bert’s Big Adventure provides year-round support through initiatives such as the Reunion Adventures, the Fairy Godparent volunteer program and additional charitable services. The trip and programs create a community of families that establish lasting friendships with others facing similar challenges. Visit Bert’s Big Adventure online at www.bertsbigadventure.org, facebook.com/ bertsbigadventure and twitter.com/bertsbigadv.