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Teenagers! Trikes! Yikes! The Mt. Vernon Senior High School Chapter of USITT will hold its second annual "Short Reach Short Riders" Tricycle Race on Saturday, March 15, 2008.

Inspired by Bill Sapsis and the "Long Reach Long Riders", thirty-eight students and friends rode for the 2007 race in events ranging from sprints and relays to "The Enduro". The students were able to raise $2000 for The ESTA Foundation's "Behind the Scenes" charity.

Kim Craigie, of 2007 ride sponsor...

The 2008 ride will begin on May 11th in Las Vegas and continue through Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Moab, Mesa Verde, Kayenta, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon before returning to Las Vegas on May 18th. Loren Schreiber, one of the founding members of the LRLR and organizer of this years' ride, noted, "The desert mountains and canyons will offer a stark contrast to the lush New England scenery we rode through last summer."

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The Long Reach Long Riders reach the 75% mark. With a little more than a month to go, the Long Reach Long Riders have raised over $50,000.00. The goal for this, their 4th annual ride, is to raise $75,000.00 by the time the ride begins on July 29th.The ride benefits two industry charities; The ESTA Foundation's Behind the Scenes program and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.Bill Sapsis, one of the ride organizers observed, "It's great to see all the folks come back year after year and...

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