Bicyclists to Pedal from Columbia to Nashville Spotlight Need for Adoptive Families

Friday, October 15, 2010 | 10:08am

 Approximately 60 bicyclists will travel 65 miles from Columbia to Nashville to highlight the urgent need for adoptive families in Tennessee.

Each rider has a connection to adoption.  Riders include adoption agency staff, adoptive parents, adopted teens, Department of Children's Services staff and adoption advocates. Participating agencies include the Department of Children's Services, Harmony Adoptions, Youth Villages, Omni-Visions, Catholic Charities, Helen Ross McNabb Center, Agape, Tennessee Alliance for Children and Families, Health Connect, Camelot Care Centers and Cumberland Hall. For more information about the need for adoptive parents, the adoption process, and related information, call 1-888-995-5225 or go to

Saturday, October 16 9:00 a.m. Celebration kick-off at Bruster's Real Ice Cream (197 Shady Brook Court, Columbia 38401) at 9:00 a.m. in Columbia / bicyclists depart at 10:00 a.m. 

Saturday, October 16 NOON   Lunch stop at Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant in Leiper's Fork (4142 Old Hillsboro Road)

Saturday, October 16 3:00 p.m. Arrive at Bicentennial State Park in Nashville at the Tennessee Map Plaza off James Robertson Parkway and 7th Avenue North.


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