What is CareFlight?
CareFlight is a medical air transportation service, the second oldest in Texas and the eighth oldest in the United States. The organization, through its use of helicopters, a King Air fixed-wing turboprop air ambulance, and a fleet of ground ambulances, provides much-needed medical transportation assistance throughout the Dallas/Fort WorthMetroplex. The King Air is used for emergency transports in Texas and Oklahoma and the long haul transfer of patients throughout the country. The aircraft is used in transplant programs to move organs, transplants teams, and patients when the immediate need arises.
What is the LDL Education Resources Foundation?
CareFlight is a major sponsor of the Paluxy Pedal, a bike ride benefitting the LDL Education Resources Foundation. This non-profit organization supports education, environmental, and health projects benefitting the people in Somervell County, Texas and the surrounding areas.
What is the Paluxy Pedal?
The Paluxy Pedal is a bike ride in the town of Glen Rose in Somervell County, Texas. There are three paths the ride can take. The distances are 29, 50, and 65 miles. The ride begins and ends at Glen Rose High School, at the northern tip of Glen Rose’s Hill County. The routes, suitable for both novice and experienced riders, contain scenic vistas, gentle hills, and — on the 50- and 65-mile rides — a climb known as “The Wall,” a 3/10-mile stretch with a 19% grade. (The view at the top is said to be worth the effort.)
2014 CareFlightPaluxy Pedal
October 4, 2014
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
(Riders must start no later than 9:00 am nad be off the course by 3:00 pm.)
Early Bird Registration (ends October 3, 2014):
$30 adults, $15 children under age 12
Day of Event Registration:
$35 adults, $15 children under age 12
Where to Stay
The Best Western Dinosaur Valley Inn and Suites in Glen Rose features a complimentary hot breakfast, snacks every evening, and a 24-hour beverage buffet with premium coffee, hot tea, and hot chocolate. There is a 15-person spa, waterfall outdoor swimming pool, game room, and exercise room. Guest room amenities include a refrigerator, microwave, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.