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Witches of South Walton Charity Bike Ride Oct 31

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  1. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    The 15th annual Witches of South Walton Charity Bike Ride takes place Wednesday October 31 - early on Halloween morning where local witches will ride from Gulf Place along #Scenic30A to Stinky's Fish Camp and back to Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar for brunch and cackles.

    Tell your girlfriends and get ready to ride! The annual event includes hundreds of SoWal Witches and benefit Children's Volunteer Health Network. A total of 233 women participated in the 2017 Withes of South Walton Ride and raised $8,800 for CVHN!

    Registration is OPEN for Witch Ride 2018: witchride.com

    Tuesday Oct 30 | Preflight Witch Night
    The Perfect Pig at Gulf Place from 5 til 8pm
    Come pick up your online registration packet. Register for the ride and brunch. Socialize with the other witches, enjoy live music with drink and food specials.

    Wednesday Oct 31 | Witches of South Walton Ride & Brunch
    Meet at Gulf Place at 6:30am and the ride starts at 7am sharp!
    Ride from Gulf Place to Stinky’s Fish Camp and back to Gulf Place
    Gathering Brunch at Shunk Gulley's Oyster Bar across from Gulf Place

    Advanced registration is $40.00 for the ride. In person registration will take place the Pre-Flight Witch Night event at The Perfect Pig. As always you can register the morning of the ride beginning at 6am at the Amphitheater in Gulf Place.

    Help support CVHN, have your bike tuned up and decorated, wear your witchiest costume, and join the Witches of South Walton for a frightful time this Halloween on Scenic 30A. For more information visit www.witchesofsouthwalton.com and be sure to follow Witches of South Walton on Facebook for updates, photos and cackles.

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    The Story of The Witch Ride
    The Witches of South Walton is a group of women founded by Carol Stafford and Le Thompson dedicated to raising money for the Children’s Volunteer Health Network.

    The inaugural ride was held Oct. 31, 2004, started by three friends, who would get together a few times a week to ride down the 30A bike path for exercise.

    The ride began with just a few friends and has grown over the years to include a pre-ride party to register for the ride and get to know the new witches, a post-ride brunch and raffle with lots of goodies donated from local businesses. The ride always held on Halloween morning(or the Friday before). They ride 2.2 miles along West Scenic Highway 30A, starting at Gulf Place to Butler Elementary to greet the children as they arrive at school and then back to Gulf Place and off to Brunch(some even riding there as well).

    In the fall of 2016, the Witches of South Walton officially became Witches of South Walton, Inc a Florida based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    The Witches of South Walton Bike Ride takes place Halloween morning from Gulf Place along #Scenic30A to Stinky's Fish Camp and back to Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar for brunch and cackles.

    Registration for Witch Ride & Brunch now open: witchride.com
    Witches can also register the night before the ride at a Preflight Witches Night at The Perfect Pig at Gulf Place.

    Need a Bike? Contact Big Daddy's Bike Shop to reserve one today! Get your bike tuned up before the ride. Call 850-622-1165. Visit Big Daddy's Bike Shop in Blue Mountain Beach next to For The Health of It. bigdaddysbikeshop.com

    This #SoWal Halloween tradition benefits Children's Volunteer Health Network, Inc. The people at Children's Volunteer Health Network, Inc. do amazing work for children in our community. For more information on their mission visit their website http://www.cvhnkids.org/

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    Witches are back to support CVHN with Annual Witch Ride on Halloween

    Gulf Place, FL- The Witches of South Walton are set to host the 15th Annual Witch Ride on Wednesday, October 31, to support the mission of local nonprofit, the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, or CVHN.

    “Since we started this ride in 2004 with just three riders, the event continues to grow,” said Erin Chekaoui of the Witches of South Walton. “Last year, we had 233 riders and were able to raise more than 8,800 dollars for CVHN, and this year, we expect to do more.”

    Beginning at 7 a.m. sharp at the Gulf Place Amphitheater, this annual fundraiser will head West on 30A for about 1.5 miles before looping back around 8 a.m. to end at Shunk Gulley for the Gathering Brunch.

    “This year, we have a goal of reaching 10,000 dollars,” said Stephen Brinker. “With new sponsorship opportunities, a more cohesive raffle and silent auction, as well as additional riders, we should be able to make that goal a reality.”

    For 40 dollars in advance and 50 dollars the morning of, ticketed riders can expect to enjoy a leisurely morning bike ride followed by the Gathering Brunch, which includes delicious food and beverages from Shunk Gulley. Plus, there will be the opportunity to win incredible raffle and silent auction items.

    Those participating can bring their own bike or rent one from Big Daddy’s Bike Shop. All participants should be at the Gulf Place Amphitheater by 6 a.m. the morning of the ride.

    “We have participants come in town from all over the country, and every year, riders rave about how much fun this event is,” said Carol Stafford. “Nothing gets you in the spirit of Halloween like dressing as a witch and riding your bike down Highway 30A. We get lots of honks and give lots of cackles!”

    To purchase your ride ticket or learn more about the Witches Ride, Gathering Brunch, or Pre-Flight Witch Night and Witches Brew, visit www.WitchesOfSouthWalton.com, Facebook, or Instagram.
     
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    Hey South Walton Witches! If you are in need of a bike for our ride on Halloween. Contact Big Daddy's Bike Shop in Blue Mountain Beach to reserve one now.

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