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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
March 16, 2011
For More Information
Contact: Public Affairs Office
(850) 488-0420

2011 Law Enforcement Torch Ride, via Motorcycle,
to Benefit Special Olympics Florida

WHAT: A Law Enforcement Torch Ride to benefit Special Olympics Florida will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2011. This is a 200-mile motorcycle ride from Indian River Correctional Institution (CI) to Okeechobee CI, ending with a delicious cookout at Okeechobee’s Training Building.  The cost is $15.00 per bike w/ single rider, or $20.00 per bike w/ two riders, which includes lunch.  All proceeds benefit the Special Olympics Florida. This event is open to all.
WHERE: Start at Indian River CI, end at Okeechobee CI. There will be six pick-up points along the way, so if you can’t make it to the starting point come along and join us later.

The schedule will be as follows:









8:00 AM


Flying J Gas Station

8:30 AM


Flying J

8:45 AM


Martin CI

9:15 AM


Martin CI

9:30 AM


DeSoto CI

11:00 AM


DeSoto CI

11:15 AM


Zolfo Springs / Hardee CI

11:45 AM


Zolfo Springs / Hardee CI

12:00 PM


Okeechobee CI

1:15 PM


Okeechobee CI

1:15 PM  (END)




WHEN: Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 8:00 AM
(Rain Date Saturday March 26, 2011)
WHO: Open to everyone!  Bring friends, family, and everyone you know!
For more information and to pre-pay, contact:
Mr. Douglas K. Adams at 772-564-2795
Asst. Warden, INRCI
WHY: Fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Florida
COST: $15.00 per bike (single rider)
$20.00 per bike (2 up)
Price includes lunch!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you'd like to attend, please contact Kathy Conner at (772) 468-4068 or 559-4426.

DIRECTIONS TO INDIAN RIVER CI PRISON: Take I-95 to Vero Beach, Exit 147. Go east on SR-60 (20th St.) for approximately 1-1½ miles to 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto County Road 619 (82nd Ave). Go south approximately 5 miles to stop sign and turn left on County Road 606 (Oslo Road). Go to the first caution light and turn right on 74th Avenue. Go approximately one mile to the curve and turn right onto 17th St. SW. This will bring you to the parking lot.

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