After participating as riders in the 100 mile route for the Two Rivers Bike Ride for the past two years, former Ravens Head Coach, Brian Billick and his wife, Kim have stepped up to leadership roles as honorary co-chairs for the third annual event slated for June 28th, 2014. “We’ve enjoyed participating in this event and believe in the good work of Wye River Upper School (the event’s primary benefactor). We can’t think of a better way to support our community, while having fun and encouraging others to maintain healthy life-styles,” said Coach Billick. “This year it will be a family affair. It happens to coincide with our family reunion. Everyone will participate. We can’t wait,” added Kim Billick.
The Billicks are in good company on the leadership team. Myron Richardson, treasurer for Wye River Upper School and an avid cyclist will serve as event chair and Larry Blount another cycling enthusiast will serve as co-chair. Additionally, two Wye River students, Meredith Dean and Kasey Lipsey, both sophomores will serve as student co-chairs. “Last year I rode with my Gramps and a team of friends and family on the 15 mile route. It was a blast, “ said, Dean.
Meredith’s grandfather, John Kirby has become very active in the school as a result of the bike ride. He has started collecting donated bikes so that the school will have its own fleet for a cycling class at its new location in the Centerville Armory this fall.
Last year’s ride attracted 300 riders to the start line in Centreville from all over Maryland and parts of New Jersey, DC, Virginia and Delaware. Riders travel scenic routes along wide-shouldered back roads of Queen Anne’s County with views of the Corsica and Chester Rivers. The ride raises money to support Wye River Upper School and the Corsica River Conservancy. The ride has 15, 30, 65 and 100 mile routes with rest stops and safety and support vehicles along the way. In order to register for the ride visit www.tworiversbikeride.org or call WRUS office at 410-827-5822.
Photo #1 pictured from left – Co-Chair of TRBR, Larry Blount of Centreville, Kasey Lipsey of Stevensville, Brian Billick of Queenstown, Meredith Dean of Centreville, Kim Billick of Queenstown and Chair of TRBR Myron Richardson of Centreville.
Photo #2 On the stage at the construction site of the future home of Wye River Upper School, the Centreville Armory – from left, Kim Billick of Queenstown, Meredith Dean of Centreville, Kasey Lipsey of Stevensville and Brian Billick of Queenstown.
Wye River Upper School is a college preparatory high school for grades 9-12 offering a supportive, yet challenging curriculum for students with ADHD, ADD, dyslexia and other learning or social differences. For more information, please contact: Liz LaCorte, Director of Development at 410-827-5822.