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First Troy's 'Slow Ride' set

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The first Troy's "Slow Ride," will take place Saturday, July 28, at the Rosedale American Legion Post 290, 10522 S. Coxville Rd., Rosedale.

Troy Allen Jeffrey II, 17, Brazil, was killed in a tragic vehicle accident June 2, 2012. He was the son of Troy Jeffrey and Christy Malone.

It was reported that Jeffrey had just purchased the vehicle only minutes before the accident.

Organizers of the event stated the purpose of the ride is to bring "awareness and serve as a reminder to drivers new, young and old, to slow down and reach their destination safely."

During the event, the first bikes are scheduled to head out at 1 p.m. From the starting point, the bikes will travel to Archie's, Lucky 13, the 36 Saloon, and the final stop is Harrison's Tavern, at 6 p.m. The ride will make stops in Parke, Vigo and Clay counties.

Cost to participate is $15 per rider or $20 for a rider and passenger. The price includes a meal ticket and a T-shirt.

The band Triggerhead will perform at Harrison's Tavern later in the evening, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Those interested in registering for the ride may do so by logging on to troysslowride@live.com.

Those interested in taking part may send their registration form to the 1st Annual Troy's 'Slow Ride,' 17 W. Morton St., Brazil, Ind., 47834.

Make checks or money orders payable to Troy Allen Jeffrey II Memorial Fund and write 1st Annual Troy's 'Slow Ride,' in the memo of the payment.

Several items will be raffled off during the event, including a Sun Factory Tanning gift, a free room at the Hilton Garden Inn, free movie rentals from Family Video, a new acoustic guitar, a Jagermeister dispenser and gift cards to local retailers.

Area businesses are being asked to join the effort as well.

Organizers are asking businesses to continue donating merchandise or become a sponsor of the event.

Businesses becoming sponsors will have their name/logo on the "Slow Ride" T-shirts.

There are also four tiers of business sponsorship, including Bronze, Silver, Gold and Super Star.

Cost for Bronze Sponsorship is $25, which includes a 2-by-2 banner with bronze boarder to be placed on the 'Slow Ride' website for one year.

Cost for the Silver Sponsorship is $50, which includes a 2-by-2 banner with silver boarder to be placed on the website for one year.

A Gold Sponsorship costs $75, and includes a 2-by-2 banner with gold boarder to be placed on the website for one year, and the cost for a Super Star Sponsorship is $100, which includes a 2-by-2 banner with gold and star boarder to be placed on the website for one year.

Businesses interested in becoming sponsors should contact Christy Malone at 812-239-2982, Andrea Dunn at 812-251-8461 or Mandy Hejari at 812-841-8074, or e-mail troysslowride@live.com.

All proceeds will go to the Troy Allen Jeffrey II Memorial Fund, set up through First Financial Bank in an effort to help the family with expenses.

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This is going to be a ride you don't want to miss. Visit the 1st Annual Troy's "Slow Ride" web site at www.troys-slow-ride.blogspot.com for up to date information on the ride, purchasing a t-shirt, ways to participate, and a list of all the awesome sponsors and donators so far. troysslowride@live.com with any questions. Thanks

-- Posted by ADunn on Mon, Jul 16, 2012, at 2:47 PM

I get the over-all schedule, but how does the bar to bar thing work? Do you drink a little at one and then move on to the next?

-- Posted by brazilian on Tue, Jul 17, 2012, at 9:53 AM

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