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Ride to Valhalla Victory Celebration at Big Daddy's Bike Shop Oct 30

October 26, 2015 by Teresa Lischka

Big Daddy's Bike Shop is thrilled to welcome Zack Garner and Adam Smith to South Walton this week. The Green Beret Adventure Team is cycling 4,600 miles across America on their Ride to Valhalla to raise awareness about traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress in our military. Our friends at Big Daddy's are planning a heck of a party which will take place at the Bike Shop in Blue Mountain Beach on Friday, Oct. 30 from 1 - 5 p.m.

The Ride to Valhalla Victory Celebration welcomes Zack and Adam as their bicycle journey across the country reaches the finish line in South Walton, Florida. Come out and welcome the Green Beret Adventure Team during the celebration and show your support for their Task Force Dagger Foundation mission.

On Friday, local cyclists are invited to join Zack and Adam on the last stretch of the ride beginning at Rosemary Beach at 1 p.m. and continuing down Scenic 30A to Big Daddy's in Blue Mountain Beach, just in time for the big victory celebration lasting all afternoon til 5 p.m. Participants will meet at Amavida Coffee in Rosemary Beach at 12:30 p.m. Big Daddy's is offering free bike rentals for the ride - please call the store to arrange 850-622-1165. 

Any time this week you can purchase $10 raffle tickets for a chance to win an Electra Lux1 Beach Cruiser (men's or women's). All proceeds go to The Green Beret Adventure Team's Task Force Dagger Foundation. Winner will be announced Friday, Oct. 30 at the Ride to Valhalla Victory Celebration. Stop by Big Daddy's to get your raffle tickets now through Oct. 30.  

Stop in at Big Daddy's to get your raffle tix for a chance to win this beach cruiser!

Big Daddy's Bike Shop is donating 10% of all proceeds from sales on October 30, so come out and shop local for a new bike, bike accessories, repair and rentals. You'll love the new tshirts, coozies and gadgets with the new Big Daddy's Bike Shop logo look. The perfect time to start on your holiday shopping list and for a great cause.

The Ride to Valhalla Victory Celebration on Friday will feature food from some of our favorite local restaurants, beer from Idyll Hounds Brewing Company, music by Max McCann, and plenty of friends gathering in the parking lot in front of Big Daddy's.

Ride to Valhalla Victory Celebration at Big Daddy's Bike Shop Friday!

Zach and Adam started their Ride to Valhalla in Seattle on a mission to raise awareness for Task Force Dagger Foundation, a United States Army Special Operations Command based organization dedicated to providing assistance to all wounded, ill, or injured members and their families and the families of casualties of the U.S. Special Operations Command.

The purpose of their journey is to raise awareness and money for a cause that is close to their hearts. Their commitment and drive is aimed to help soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). You can donate directly to this campaign on Crowdrise | Ride to Valhalla.

"As I stated planning this and getting the word out that I was going to be riding a bicycle 4,500 miles to raise money and awareness for vets, people were hooked. They wanted to know more and they wanted to help! I started to realize that might be my calling in life. I called up a guy that that I knew would want a piece of this action and told him to quit his job and move into my basement...Adam Smith: Co-Founder of the Green Beret Adventure Team.." Read more at Ride to Valhalla Story at Task Force Dagger Foundation

The Green Beret Adventure Team (Zack and Adam) recently posted on their Facebook page, "We are getting close to Florida, which means it's almost time to celebrate the miles we've ridden and the adventures we've had...and Big Daddy's Bike Shop is just the place to do it! Join us!"

The Ride to Valhalla Victory Celebration will be held on Friday, October 30 at Big Daddy's Bike Shop in the High Point Plaza in Blue Mountain Beach (2217 West Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach). Everyone is invited to join this community celebration and donations are welcome.


Facebook Posts | The Green Beret AdventureTeam
September 19, 2015
Dallas officially marks the halfway point of this adventure. We've pedaled over 2,300 miles through 7 states, slept in at least 30 different campsites, have changed more than 15 flat tires, and have ridden in one homecoming parade.

More important than all of that combined are all of the wonderful people that we have met and shared stories with along the way. These moments and connections make the long days on the road, and time away from our families, worthwhile.

Please keep sharing our story, and yours, as we continue to make our way across the country raising funds and awareness for the Task Force Dagger Foundation.



October 19, 2015
After 79 days and over 4100 miles we officially reached the Atlantic Ocean yesterday afternoon in Wilmington, NC. We're two days into the final leg of this amazing journey. Ready or not, Florida, we're on our way!



Follow Zack and Adam on their Green Bay Adventure Team Facebook Page as they make their way to South Walton, Florida!

Follow Big Daddy's Bike Shop on Facebook as they post updates about Friday's Ride to Valhalla Victory Celebration.


Visit Big Daddy's Bike Shop in Blue Mountain Beach on Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Stop in today to get cruisin'! You'll be very welcome by the Big Daddy's great team. Visit Big Daddy's Bike Shop on their website for more information about bicycle sales and rentals, repair services, and trails to bike in South Walton.

For more information about Big Daddy's Bike Shop, please see their featured business page in the SoWal Shopping Guide.


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A Birmingham native, Teresa could never get enough of the beach so she moved to SoWal as soon as she could. She loves sharing all things SoWal with the world.

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