Amarillo P3 event raises funds for AMBUCS
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 01:54:17 GMT —
From regular sized bicycles, to ten speed bikes, even a miniature tricycle, every bike made it out to what 575 Pizzeria Owner, Brian Kellerher, calls a pub crawl.
"Well it started out at a fun run, and I think what we found out when we first started this was people in Amarillo are pretty bored." Kellerher said. "I just think Amarillo is craving stuff like this."
P3, People, Pints and Pedals, is a free event that takes bikers on a 7-mile route throughout the city. It's broken into two-mile increments, meant for an easy ride. The event is in its 5th year, and doesn't show any sign of slowing down.
"I'm just here to have some fun, get some exercise, hang out with great people and tour the city," rider Laurinda Lomeli said.
Three years ago, the event changed its meaning to give back to the community.
"AMBUCS, they provide trikes for needy individuals, people that lack mobility and independence. They call them therapeutics trikes, gaining balance, mobility, but also independence and fun," Kellerher said.
So what started out as a fun run, eventually became an event to help raise funds for the Panhandle community.
Riders also stopped at Golden Light and Crush during the 7-mile ride. Proceeds from the raffle will go to AMBUCS to help get handicap children their own specialized tricycles.