An inaugural Jere’s Ride cycling event has been started to honor the late Jere McCulloch, a well-known Lebanon attorney and business leader.
McCulloch, 66, died unexpectedly in late August while he was competing in the Heart of Tennessee 100, a bike race sponsored by the Murfreesboro Bicycle Club.
Leadership Wilson, a group McCulloch helped found, along with his family, law firm Rochelle, McCulloch & Aulds and several local businesses have come together in order to remember and honor McCulloch by hosting the type of event that McCulloch loved taking part in.
The first-ever Jere’s Ride is set to take place April 26 in Lebanon at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center on East Baddour Parkway. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and will start and end at the Ward Ag Center.
The day’s festivities will include music, food and family fun.
Riders of all ages are welcome for the event and there will be three events, a 3-mile family ride around the Wilson County Fairgrounds, a 15-mile novice ride and a 31-mile expert ride.
The exper ride will start at the fairgrounds, head south to Watertown and then north back to the fairgrounds. All rides begin at 8 a.m.
Registration for the ride is $30 and all registrants will receive a free t-shirt.
The proceeds of the event will go to Empower Me Day Camp, a charity that was chosen by McCulloch’s daughter.
Current sponsors include University Medical Center, Rochelle, McCulloch & Aulds, Leadership Wilson, Wilson Bank & Trust, McBrien & Kane and Wilson Living and sponsorship opportunities are still available.
To check on available sponsorships or for more information visit jeresride.com or call Pamela Wiggins at 615-237-9700.