Charles Gabus Memorial Ride on June 20

  • 1 June, 2010
  • TJ Juskiewicz

The Northwest Rotary Club in Des Moines is sponsoring a family friendly charity bicycle ride commemorating the life of Charles Gabus on Sunday, June 20.  The rides start at Walker Johnson Park in Urbandale. 

Rides of varying distance from 5 to 50 miles are among the day’s activities. All proceeds of this ride will benefit these charities: Reach Out and Read: Books for parents to encourage reading, Books for English Second Language students, Urbandale Bike Trail Signage, Bicycle Collective accepting donations of bikes, they will rehab them and sell them at affordable prices to families and the homeless, Urbandale Police Department.  

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The Northwest Rotary Club was honored to have Charles Gabus as a member for over 20 years and he also served as President in 1978.  His dedication and contributions to Rotary and other community service organizations will be remembered for years to come. 

So if you are looking for a ride to do to help you finishing up your preparation for RAGBRAI, and do some good for the community at the same time, consider this ride.


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