The route will be a 10-miler through Kaysville beginning at Gailey Park, 200 S. 300 West in Kaysville, and all proceeds from the riders will benefit the Utah Chapter of the APDA and go toward research for a cure for Parkinson's disease.
"Last year we raised around $8,000 and had 170 riders, with our youngest rider being seven years old," said ride director Meredith Healey-Smith. "We are also asking local companies to help us sponsor this event."
The event is open to both adults and children who want to ride their bikes for a good cause, and it will also feature a variety of prize drawings to be given near the end.
"Biker's Edge in Kaysville donated a mountain bike for the prize drawing, and everyone who registers will be entered into this drawing," Healey-Smith said.
Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the central nervous system affecting nearly 10,000 people in Utah, most of them over 65. It is characterized by a decrease in spontaneous movements, gait difficulty, postural instability, rigidity and tremor, but many people with the disease are still able to exercise and stay somewhat healthy.
"PD affects people in many different ways and affects many more people than you might imagine, but my mother has had this disease for nine years and has worked hard in her ability to keep her body healthy through regular exercise," Healey-Smith said.
Pedal Away Parkinson's will start at 8 a.m. at Gailey Park in Kaysville, on Tuesday, July 24. To register or sponsor visit www.pedalawayparkinsons.com, or call Meredith Healey-Smith at 451-6566 or 336-6579.