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Annual Jimmy’s Ride set for Oct. 12

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:00 am

The late Jimmy Bedford was an avid motorcycle rider. The fourth annual Jimmy’s Ride will leave Wiseman Park, just off the historic Lynchburg, square at 10 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 12. (Photo courtesy of www.jimmysride.com)

The late Jimmy Bedford was an avid motorcycle rider. The fourth annual Jimmy’s Ride will leave Wiseman Park, just off the historic Lynchburg square at 10 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 12. (Photo courtesy of www.jimmysride.com)

Jimmy’s Ride, the annual motorcycle trek from Lynchburg to Sewanee in honor of former Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jimmy Bedford, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12. The event, which was established by the family and friends of Bedford to “honor the great life he lived and to sustain his efforts in making the community he loved a better place” is open to more than just two-wheeled machines.

Anyone is welcome, cars and trucks and the like, to join in the scenic ride through the southern Middle Tennessee countryside for the fourth annual event.

All net proceeds of Jimmy’s Ride will be put back into the Lynchburg community and will benefit the Jimmy Bedford Scholarship Fund at Tennessee Tech University. Bedford, who loved to ride motorcycles, was the sixth Master Distiller at Jack Daniel’s Distillery.

The fourth annual Jimmy’s Ride will leave Wiseman Park, just off the historic Lynchburg square at 10 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 12. In case of inclement weather, the rain date is the following morning, Sunday, Oct. 13.

Pre-registration is available online at <www.jimmysride.com> or by contacting event coordinators at (615) 417-3929 by phone or <jimmybedfordride@gmail.com> vie e-mail.

Register early to beat the Saturday morning rush. Check in and on-site registration opens that morning at 8 a.m.

Like the three previous Jimmy’s Rides, the route will leave Lynchburg and travel to Sewanee. The ride route will return to Wiseman Park in Lynchburg where a “Bedford-style” barbecue lunch will be served. The entire route is approximately 100 miles and will have a police escort.

The cost of the ride is $40. The cost will include participating in the ride, a commemorative T-shirt, one boxed lunch and a raffle ticket.

Additional lunches, T-shirts and more may be purchased online at <www.jimmysride.com> as well for passengers or for anyone who would like to join the festivities after the ride.

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