WKNC/Raleigh Hosts Radio Ride Bike Race Fund Raiser
August 5, 2015 at 12:11 PM (PT)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY WKNC (88.1 FM)/RALEIGH will host an alleycat-style bike race and scavenger hunt on SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th, at the RALEIGH ARTS COLLECTIVE.
“WKNC hosts lots of music events, so we wanted to do something that would introduce the station to a community who might not already know about us,” said WKNC GM JOHN KOVALCHIK, who is organizing the event. “Some of our staff has done other alleycat races and 'Bike and Build' cross-country bike trips, so having a RADIO RIDE seemed like the perfect choice.”
WKNC’s RADIO RIDE is modeled after similar bike races hosted in the TRIANGLE, including the HEPCAT and WESACAT races, and expects to draw between 50 and 100 participants. Riders will receive a set of clues pointing them to various checkpoints around the NC STATE campus and downtown RALEIGH and should expect to bike between 15 and 20 miles. Prizes for the top finishers include donated items from FYXATION, RALEIGH DENIM and NEGATIVE FUN RECORDS.
Check in for WKNC’s RADIO RIDE starts at 12p (ET) at the RALEIGH ARTS COLLECTIVE and the race begins at 1p (ET). Registration is $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Those unable to participate can sign up as "virtual riders" for a $10 donation. Pre-registration is available online at wknc.org/swag.
Proceeds from WKNC’s RADIO RIDE will benefit the student-run non-commercial radio station. About 13% of the station’s budget comes from NC STATE UNIVERSITY student fees, with the rest raised through a combination of underwriting, event promotions, sports broadcasts, merchandise sales and fundraisers like the RADIO RIDE and DOUBLE BARREL BENEFIT concert. More information about WKNC’s Radio Ride is at wknc.org/radioride.