Joe's Ride was established as a way to keep the memory of Joe Sanford, along with all the children of the local community, who have passed away, in our hearts and minds. Joe was a brave and inspiring ten-year-old Olney boy who courageously battled brain cancer for three years before passing away on June 19, 2002. Joe always thought of others, and that is why this event is dedicated to all of the children who have passed away and their families.
There is food, dancing, and fun for everyone!*!*!*!
|When:||May 20, 2017|
|Where:||Oakdale Emory Church|
3425 Emory Church Road
Olney, MD 20832
|Events & Times:||7:00 am - 45K Challenge Ride (approximately 28 miles)|
7:00 am - 30K Bike Ride (approximatley 18 miles)
8:00 am - 10K Family Bike Ride (approximately 6 miles)
8:00 am - 5K Stride (a leisurely 3-mile walk)
9:00 am - Children's bike rodeo
At the Ride staging area, the Joe's Ride - Remembering Olney's Kids banner is displayed and we invite, encourage, and welcome any family who has lost a child to sign the child's name on the banner as both a tribute and a memorial. Balloons printed with each child's name will be released in a brief; yet touching remembrance ceremony at 7:45 a.m. Please contact Betsy or Russ Sanford at 301-519-3835 to discuss any particulars about memorializing a child.
Click here to view the map for Joe's Ride.
Directions to Oakdale Emory Church
From the north (Brookeville, Sunshine, Howard County): From the intersection of Route 97 (Georgia Ave.) and Route 108 (Olney-Laytonsville-Sandy Spring Rd.) in the center of Olney, go 2 miles south on Georgia Ave/Rt 97 and turn left at the flashing light onto Emory Church Rd.
From the south (Aspen Hill, Wheaton, Silver Spring): Take Georgia Avenue north to the intersection of Route 28 (Norbeck Rd.). Continue north on Georgia Ave/Rt.97 for 1 mile and turn right at the flashing light onto Emory Church Rd.