WKNC/Raleigh, NC, Hosts Second Annual Radio Ride
September 13, 2016 at 12:11 PM (PT)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY public station WKNC (88.1 FM)/RALEIGH, NC, will host its second annual RADIO RIDE, a combination bike ride and scavenger-hunt throughout the campus and downtown, on SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24th) at 1p (ET).
Participants will receive a set of clues for various checkpoints and can expect to bike between 15 and 20 miles. Prizes for the top finishers include donated items from local businesses.
WKNC DJ and event organizer JUSTICE DUNNE explained: “I’ve ridden in several similar races over the past few years and when I chose the pit stops I made sure nothing was repeated. Riders can look forward to a challenge solving the clues and finding the new locations.”
WKNC’s radio ride is modeled after similar bike rides hosted in the TRIANGLE, including the HEPCAT and WESACAT races.
WKNC GM EMILY EHLING commented: “The best part about last year’s RADIO RIDE was that it was something very different from our normal events, which allowed us to appeal to a part of the community that we might not have beforehand."
Registration is $10 in advance and $15 the day of the ride. Those unable to participate can sign up as “virtual riders” for a $10 donation. Check in in front of the MISSION VALLEY CINEMA, which opens at 12p. Interested participants can sign up 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 student fees, with the rest raised through a combination of underwriting, event promotions, sports broadcasts and fundraisers. More information about WKNC’s RADIO RIDE is at wknc.org/radioride.