Proceeds from the ride will continue to build an endowment for an ongoing scholarship to help students who would not be eligible for many of the standard scholarships or financial aid packages. Non-traditional students, for example — those have been out of high school for years or those who earned their GEDs and are interested in returning to college — don’t qualify for the HOPE scholarship because it requires students to have sustained a B average for 30 semester hours before becoming eligible.
The scholarship is named in memory of Felicia Claxton, the daughter of GHC faculty member Susan Claxton, who is an associate professor and program coordinator of the human services program at the college. Felicia, who graduated from Bremen High School, died as a result of complications from a heart transplant.
Riders will meet at the pavilion near Paris Lake, and will follow a scenic, 75-mile route. Lunch will be served when participants return to campus. The registration fee is $30. For further information, call 706-368-7618.