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Bike ride to benefit paralyzed Springfield Pro Bike Shop owner

SPRINGFIELD — This past winter, Springfield’s Pro Bike Shop owner, Jerry Rademacher was severely injured while walking home from his bike shop. The accident left him paralyzed from the waist down.
Rademacher has lived and breathed cycling his whole life racing, building, selling, and repairing bikes for more than 40 years. He and his brother Chris have been instrumental in getting literally hundreds of people to love and immerse themselves in the sport of cycling.
This benefit is for the purpose of helping Rademacher and his wife, Irene, make the transition into their new way of life easier for them. Organizers are hoping to raise enough funds for them to purchase an equipped van and a specialized wheelchair so that he can get back to work doing what he does best — building, repairing and selling bikes.
Join organizers for this family-friendly event, which will include a 25-, 60-, or 100-mile bike ride, good food, music, raffle, and fun and games for all.
The ride will take place on Aug. 28 at Hatfield Lions Club, Billings Way, Hatfield. Ride registration is from 7 to 9 a.m. Social time: 1 to 6 p.m. Donation: $25 (also enters riders in the raffle). Kids younger than 12 are free.
Contact Bob at 665-7505 or bmajowicz@comcast.net or George at 527-0330 or gwill@verizon.net for more information.
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