Gran Fondo Bike Ride & 5K Benefit Promise of Brevard
The sixth annual Gran Fondo Brevard January 15, 2017!
This multi-distance cycling event will take riders on a scenic tour through the Space Coast. Participants can choose to ride the 35 mile Piccolo Fondo, 63 mile Medio Fondo or the full 105 mile Gran Fondo route.
All of the proceeds will benefit the Promise Community Fitness Center, a local organization dedicated to helping individuals with special needs.
Promise is a long-time dream of many. Our ultimate goal is to provide a much needed housing choice for our cherished family members with special needs. Because every person is different, Promise will have varying levels of support - based on individual needs. With a sense of independence long yearned for, Promise residents will have an inclusive, safe and fun place to live, among neighbors who care. Promise will also include vocational training and employment opportunities with on-site training and continuing education.
We have purchased 39 acres (see it here) adjacent to the Hammock Landing shopping plaza in West Melbourne to build Promise. We will be able to build the housing complex for approximately 126 residents as well as build a hydroponic garden, stables and riding arena for our therapeutic riding program, and full size gym where we can host Special Olympic events. (click here to help)
We are also planning to develop a 9 acre “front porch” subdivision on our property and plan to build condos where family members can live close to their loved ones living at Promise. We would also like to offer a first time home ownership program for individuals with disabilities and plan to have transitional housing for some young adults aging out of Foster Care. Contact Betsy Farmer for more information: Betsy@PromiseinBrevard.com