RICHMOND, Ind. — Approximately 1,000 bicyclists are expected to pedal for a cause – funding shoes for kids – when they join in the annual ReidRide on Saturday, July 23, organizers at Reid Health said.

To date, over 12,000 shoes have been distributed thanks to funds raised by the annual ride. And officials at Reid Health hope that 2016 will break all previous records. ReidRide will allow cyclists to travel either 22 or 43 miles through scenic Wayne County, Indiana. The 22/43 mile ride begins at 7:30 a.m. at Reid Health main campus, 1100 Reid Parkway.

Registration will be from 6:30-7:15 a.m., allowing riders ample time to listen to music provided by Kicks 96. The entry fee is $20 – but you can add additional increments of $20, as desired. Each $20 secures one pair of shoes for a child. In order to ensure the shoes are distributed to children and families who truly have a need, Reid partners with the Salvation Army, House of Ruth, Graceworks Lutheran Services and Wayne County CIS (Communities in Schools) coordinators.

Last year, over 740 cyclists turned out for the ride. In addition to riders, Reid is also seeking the helping hands of volunteers along the route. Those interested in helping at the various check points can volunteer by emailing: ReidFoundation@ReidHealth.org.

Once the riders have completed their 22 or 43 mile treks, they are invited to join the festivities at Reid Health, where there will be refreshments, massages, photo opportunities, music provided by G101.3, and prize drawings.

To register go online at http://reidride.org/