Please support our riders
2 - Days
200 - miles
Toccoa - 2 - Vidalia
On June 8th and 9th, a group of bicycle riders from around northeast Georgia will embark on a grueling 2-day, 200-mile journey from the Paul Anderson Memorial Park in Toccoa to the Paul Anderson Youth Home in Vidalia, GA.
The ride is challenging yet the riders are determined to RISE UP and RIDE STRONG to raise awareness and funds for BOTH the Paul Anderson Park Foundation of Toccoa, GA and the Paul Anderson Youth Home in Vidalia, GA.
How can you help?
Pledge to sponsor a rider
donate in a rider's name.
To make a pledge, please fill out the form below.
Thank you for your support!
The concept of the “RideStrong” event was inspired from a bike ride that Paul Anderson completed in hopes of raising awareness about starting a youth home.
In 1961, Paul Anderson cycled from Vidalia, GA to Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska. His wife, Glenda, accompanied him in a van bearing “The World’s Strongest Man” banner.
It was during that ride that Anderson met S. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil- A, who then made a major contribution toward the start of the youth home.