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Embry-Riddle to Hold First-Ever Motorcycle Rally to Support Student Scholarships

Daytona Beach, FL, February 14, 2014

Motorcycle Rally for Student Scholarships

Ernie the Eagle is all revved up for the motorcycle rally.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is hosting the university’s inaugural “Rally for Riddle,” a motorcycle rally and ride supporting Embry-Riddle student scholarships.

The event, which is open to the public, will hit the highways on Saturday, March 29, and feature a cross-county route with a half-hour stop at Skydive DeLand before returning for a barbecue lunch at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus.  Door prizes will be awarded during lunch, which will feature a live band.

“We see this as a great opportunity to combine a love of motorcycling, which many in our community share, with our passion for helping Embry-Riddle students,” said Jim Henderson, CEO of Assured Partners Inc. and Vice-Chair of the Embry-Riddle Board of Trustees, who is also a longtime motorcycle enthusiast and event sponsor. “We hope everyone will come out for a great day of riding and show their support for Embry-Riddle’s greatest asset — its students.”

Riders of all types, non-bikers and members of the media are invited to attend the event. All proceeds from the Rally for Riddle will go to the Board of Trustees scholarship fund, which awards scholarships to students from the university’s two residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz.

To register and contribute online, go to givingto.erau.edu/rally4riddle. On-site registration will also be available the day of the event.

Rally for Riddle at a glance:

DATE: Saturday, March 29

COST: Riders: $30; Passengers: $15; Students: $10; Student Passengers: $10

Ride price includes lunch. Lunch for those not participating in the ride is $10.

When registering, participants will have the option to make an additional donation to support students.

START TIME AND LOCATION: 8:30 a.m. at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Fla.

ROUTE: View the map at givingto.erau.edu/rally4riddle. The ride departs from the Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center and heads west with a stop at Skydive DeLand and returns to the Welcome Center.

EVENT INFORMATION: Contact Irene Montgomery, Director of University Events, at (386) 226-7663 or Irene.Montgomery@erau.edu

MEDIA CONTACT: James Roddey, Communications and Media Relations Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.; (386) 226-6198; james.roddey@erau.edu

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 70 baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.