MIAMI COUNTY — In between upcoming Hope Over Heroin events, the Miami County Recovery Council and Miami County Hope Over Heroin will be hosting a 40-mile ride for motorcyclists in support of recovery services.
“Miami County Recovery Council is celebrating 40 years, our 40th anniversary saving lives in the community,” Community Outreach Specialist Amy Cost of MCRC said.
Ride for Recovery will be held Aug. 12, with the line-up beginning at 1 p.m. at MCRC, 1059 N. Market St., Troy. Kickstands will go up at 2 p.m.
The cost to participate is $20 per bike, and the organizers are asking motorcyclists to bring cash for this donation. All of the proceeds will go to addiction recovery services in Miami County.
In addition to celebrating MCRC and their impact on the community, Cost added that it is also a way to bring awareness the about the heroin epidemic “and the fact that it’s affecting all of us.”
The ride will begin at MCRC and go to the Upper Room Church in Tipp City, where participants will go to for a “sober stop.” This stop and other sober stops along the way will provide an opportunity for prayer and healing during the break.
From Tipp City, the group will go to West Milton, then through Covington, and then back through Covington, ending up at Hope Over Heroin at Mote Park.
Ride for Recovery is also bringing awareness to the upcoming Hope Over Heroin event, which will be held on Aug. 11-12 at Mote Park, 635 Gordon St., Piqua.
“It’s going to be free food, free music,” Cost said.
On Aug. 11, there will be live music and stories of deliverance starting at 7 p.m. On Aug. 12, local dignitaries will speak at 4:30 p.m. and a prayer march will be held at 5 p.m. There will also be a free meal that day at 5:30 p.m. along with more music and stories of deliverance at 7 p.m.
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