Team Vet Med (October)
TEAM VETMED & HORSE FARM HUNDRED RIDE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2015
100 MILES Team VetMed once again challenges its members to ride the Horse Farm Hundred, a 100-mile bicycle ride through beautiful Ocala horse farm country. Distances include the 100-mile, 55-mile, or 30-mile rides. Team VetMed members train for the century ride and the 55-mile ride. The century ride starts at 8:30 am at First Magnitude Brewery on South Main Street. The Gainesville Police & Alachua County Sheriff’s Department will lead the pace car, followed by hundreds of cyclists. The main rest stop is in Flemington—snacks and lunch—and the course winds back to Gainesville for the finish.
RUSH 55 Ride A separate Team VetMed group will ride the RUSH 55, a 55-mile loop starting with the century pack at First Magnitude Brewery, stopping in Flemington and returning to Gainesville. From the finish line, riders can cheer the Team VetMed century riders as they cross the finish line.
If you have not yet committed to ride with Team VetMed, make that commitment today and experience first hand the excitement of riding in a peleton. Here are a few words from our riders and scholarship winners:
|Team Vet Med has been a much needed escape during the school year. Sometimes we do not get outside all day, so it’s great to have a group of people to call up after class who I can meet with to just go for a run.The biking aspect of Team Vet Med has also been a great way to meet UF alumni and other veterinarians working at the school.Through working with this amazing group, I received the scholarship! This was a pleasant surprise and a great help towards the expenses of veterinary school.Staying active and healthy, and having hobbies outside of veterinary medicine is very important to one’s sanity. I am very happy to have Team Vet Med for this purpose and be able to keep it up and running for other classes as well.
Rachel Lovell, Team VetMed Co-President, Class of 2018
Team Vet Med has allowed an outlet for me to focus on my health and well-being while also juggling the heavy course load. The scholarship is a blessing that eases some of the financial stress. The relationships I have built with students, doctors, and faculty have enriched my veterinary school experiences.
Ariel Robelen, TVM Co-President, Class of 2018
Not only do veterinary students ride, but alumni participate in the ride as well:
|“My old professor Dr. Ellis Greiner, challenged me to get back on my bike and ride for my school! This is more than just riding; we are raising money to help the future veterinary students have the opportunity to pursue their veterinary education!“My daughter Jamie is one of those kids! She is surviving on student loans and working part time while attending vet school. This scholarship has helped her financial burden tremendously! She will again continue to ride and support the next student(s) with me this year! I am no great cyclist but I have a mission— to raise funds for our kids!||
Terri Parrott, ’83
The proceeds from this year’s ride will benefit the Dean’s Scholarship Endowment fund #017087. Riders who raise over $100 are eligible for a Team VetMed custom-designed jersey.
For more info, contact
Jo Ann Winn or call 352-294-4256
For more info on the Horse Farm Hundred ride, see Gainesville Cycling Club
Our 2015 Sponsors
Supporting Pets Thru “Gator Made-Vets”
St. Charles Veterinary Hospital
|Any day is a purrfect day to ride|
Oelrich Construction, INC
For more information please contact a member of our development team at (352) 294-4256.