Ride for Gerry “Chief” Frierdich and your chance to Win a Bacchetta

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Friends and family of Gerry Frierdich are teaming up with The Touring Cyclist bicycle shop and the Belleville Area Bicycling and Eating Society of Belleville, Illinois to put on a benefit ride for Gerry “Chief” Frierdich.
Gerry “Chief” Frierdich was critically injured on August, 19th 2007, when he was struck by a pickup truck while riding his Bacchetta Giro 26.As a result of the accident, Gerry is now a quadriplegic.Having overcome the initial hurdles, Gerry continues to work hard in physical and occupational therapy with inspiring achievements thus far.
While Gerry has continued to make progress, the reality is that his life will never be the same.His medical costs and day-to-day living expenses are astronomical, but you can help!
On June 1st 2008 a benefit ride will be sponsored by the Touring Cyclist Bicycle Shop, the Belleville Area Bicycling and Eating Society and the friends and family of Gerry.All proceeds from the ride will go towards paying for Gerry’s medical and living expenses.
Bacchetta is proud to play a small part in this event, by donating two Bacchetta Bellandare’s that will be raffled off the day of the event.
For more information on the ride, go to: http://www.chiefgetwell.com/roadtorecovery.htm