"Four ambitious women are undertaking a cross country endurance ride that will kick off in Key West on February 5, 2012 and culminate in San Francisco in late April. Two sisters, Jeanie and Chelsea Ward-Waller, their mother, Jane, and close friend Stephanie Palmer are riding across America to benefit the bicycle safety advocacy efforts of the League of American Bicyclists and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. Dubbed "Ride America for Safe Routes" (RASR), their ride follows a route traversing 13 southern states and 20 major cities, logging over 5,000 miles between Florida and California. The mission of RASR is to raise $50,000 for the League’s Bike Friendly America program and for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs in local communities. In addition, the RASR Team will advocate the critical need for bike safety and promote the public health benefits of bicycling through events with local bicycle groups and SRTS programs in communities along their route. See the RASR website at http://rideforsaferoutes.com or contact rideforsaferoutes@gmail.com for more information on the Ride and to support a future of bike-friendly communities. Come out and ride with the RASR riders in Miami on February 7."

You are encouraged to join them for a part of their ride, see schedule below!

February 7th - Key Largo to Miami
8am departure from Key Largo (John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park trailhead) to Miami arrive by 2pm. Visiting Key Biscayne K-8 Center at 2:30pm.

February 8th - Miami to Parkland, FL
7am visiting a local school to promote Safe Routes to School. Departing Miami around 9am, departure location TBD, to ride to Parkland, FL with a stop midday in Fort Lauderdale.

Contact rideforsaferoutes@gmail.com if you wish to ride with them or show support.