Local doctor sponsors patients to ride in Sept. 15 Edible Pedal 100™

Dr. Kathleen Christopherson promotes health and fitness among patients through cycling.

The Edible Pedal 100 is an all-ages, family-friendly bike ride scheduled for Sept. 15, 2013
The Edible Pedal 100 is an all-ages, family-friendly bike ride scheduled for Sept. 15, 2013

The 2013 Edible Pedal 100™ is right around the corner, and local pediatrician Dr. Kathleen Christopherson of Northern Nevada Pediatrics is working to promote health and fitness among her patients by donating sponsorships to participate in the 10-mile organized ride.

The Edible Pedal 100™, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise and edible Reno-Tahoe magazine, is scheduled for Sunday, September 15 and stages from historic Bowers Mansion in Washoe Valley, Nev. 

“After completing the 50-mile distance of the Edible Pedal 100™ last year it seemed like a great idea to form a partnership,” Christopherson said. “We both have similar missions and work hard promoting a healthy lifestyle and nutritious food choices for children and adults.”

She added, “My biggest hope for doing this is that it opens my patients up to the idea of bicycling as a form of fun exercise. Focusing on overall health, good nutrition and staying active are important for everyone – young and old.”

To date, Dr. Christopherson has 15 patients signed-up to participate. They range in age from seven-years-old to 14-years old. Of the 15, none have ever had the opportunity to participate in an organized cycling event.

“As I began offering sponsorships to my patients I learned that, Issac, a 12-year-old boy, loves to bike.” Christopherson said. “The fun part of sponsoring him is that he already loves to bike, and now he’ll get exposure to an organized ride. I bet he will love the camaraderie and excitement of an organized ride, and the goody bag won’t hurt either!”

Edible Pedal 100™ is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise.  Proceeds raised are given back to the Northern Nevada community.  Past beneficiaries include: Urban Roots Garden Classrooms, Reno High School Sustainable Agriculture and Urban Garden, Pine Middle School Garden Club, and Carson City 4-H. The event provides scholarship funding to the Washoe County Academy of Art, Careers and Technology, Hug High School, Carson City High School, Douglas High School and the University of Nevada, Reno chapter of Sigma Nu. Additionally, the event supports the Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and the Rotary Middle School Leadership Program.

For more information visit http://ediblepedal100.org/.  

About the Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise:

Rotary Club is the world’s first service club, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.  Members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

About Edible Reno-Tahoe magazine:

Edible Reno-Tahoe magazine celebrates and supports our local food community. Through the print version, website, social media, and events, the quarterly publication connects consumers to local and healthy food as well as to family farmers, chefs, food artisans of all kinds, and local businesses. When it comes to the region’s farming, dining, and healthy living culture, edible Reno-Tahoe has it covered! For details, visit Ediblerenotahoe.com.

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