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Calling all members! | Bike the Drive, May 26, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Dust off your bike, grab your helmet and get ready to ride!  Not a rider? 
Help us promote physical therapy by volunteering to work the event or at the IPTA Expo Tent!

Calling all members!  Join us for a day of cycling, member engagement, and public advocacy!

The IPTA, through district involvement, will be participating in the Bike the Drive on Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Chicago.

We have three exciting ways for all IPTA members to participate, be involved and enhance community awareness of direct access through public advocacy.  You can choose just one or participate in all three!



Register to be a Rider. 

Celebrate the start of summer than with a ride on Lake Shore Drive! You can enjoy almost 5 hours of car-free riding on Sunday, May 26 by registering to join Team IPTA: Choose PT First when you register at bikethedrive.org

Proceeds for this event goes towards Active Transportation Alliance’s work to improve biking, walking, and transit throughout Chicagoland.

When registering, select that you will be joining a team and pick "IPTA: Choose PT First" and "Illinois Physical Therapy Association". 

REGISTER TO BE A RIDER AT BIKETHEDRIVE.ORG

Once you are registered:

  • After you have completed your registration at bikethedrive.org, Then, "RSVP" on this calendar event page to let us know you've joined Team IPTA and about a week before the event you will receive an email with instructions to meet up with the team the morning of the ride.
"RSVP" TO LET US KNOW YOU JOINED TEAM IPTA!
PURCHASE YOUR IPTA RIDING GEAR

Invite your family, friends and patients to join Team IPTA and enjoy the ride!



Volunteer at the IPTA Expo Tent.
PTs, PTAs, SPTs, and SPTAs are encouraged to sign up for a shift at the IPTA tent in the Expo, where we will be performing basic bike fits and bike helmet safety checks, distributing information about physical therapy and spreading the word about direct access.

Volunteer now for a shift, or for more information/questions, contact Mary Jones, PT (East Central District Chair) at mjonespt1216@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEER AT THE IPTA EXPO TENT

Volunteers at the IPTA tent can wear their company brand and provide PR materials (brochures, handouts, giveaways, etc) to promote their clinic, but materials to be distributed must be received by the Chapter Office no later than noon on Monday, May 20th.



Be an official Bike the Drive Volunteer.
Bike the Drive needs volunteers to work the day of the event in a variety of ways and places.  If you are interested in joining IPTA's team of volunteers, contact Brad Tracy, PT (Northern District Chair) at btracy1222@hotmail.com no later than April 20th to be a part of our team. 

For volunteering, you get a cool Bike the Drive Volunteer shirt to wear. If we can get an IPTA team of 15 volunteers together for the event, the Active Transportation Alliance will donate $200 to the Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation which supports PT research and scholarship here in Illinois as well as working to educate the public on the value of physical therapy.  

 

Questions? Contact Brad Tracy, PT, Northern District Chair at btracy1222@hotmail.com or Mary Jones, PT, East Central District Chair at mjonespt1216@gmail.com


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