Memphis, Tenn., June 18, 2013 – The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will host the Bark After Dark Bike Ride & Glow Bash presented by Iskiwitz Metals & Recycling on Friday, July 12, at 8 p.m. (with onsite registration beginning at 7 p.m.). This event, which is in its inaugural year, will be one of very few opportunities to ride through Shelby Farms at night.
Bark After Dark will feature a six-mile bicycle course through Shelby Farms, starting and ending at HSMSC at 935 Farm Road. The course, which will be lit appropriately is not dog-friendly. The ride is a fun ride and not a race, and helmets are required. Cyclists will enjoy a glow bash on the HSMSC after the fun ride, with Yazoo Brewing beer, pizza from various local restaurants, and live music from Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster. Participation in the fun ride and glow bash is $50 and includes the ride, a t-shirt, goodie bag, and admission to the glow bash. Admission to only the glow bash is $25.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County, which rescues and rehabilitates injured and abused animals. Participants may register in advance at memphishumane.org or call 901-937-3943 for more information. Bark After Dark is sponsored by Iskiwitz Metals & Recycling, Jodyland Entertainment, 96X and Q107.5, Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals, Chuck Hutton Toyota Scion, Bike the Planet, Yazoo Brewing Company, Memphis Flyer, Butler Snow, Chefs Supply, Dan Walker Associates, Dixon Hughes Goodman, and First Tennessee.
“We are so excited to have a fun, relaxed event like Bark After Dark where you can choose to participate in the fun ride or you can just go enjoy some beer, pizza, and great music at the glow bash,” said Leah Walker, development and marketing manager at HSMSC. “It will be a great opportunity to have fun while helping save injured and abused animals.”
To inquire about being a vendor at Bark After Dark, contact Debbie Newsom at 901-937-3917 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The vendor fee is $50.
The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County has worked in the Memphis community since 1933 to give injured and abused dogs and cats a second chance at life. The organization provides a safe place to recover, nutritious food and outstanding veterinary care for an average of 300 animals at a time. HSMSC staff and volunteers provide training, affection and socialization to the animals in their care to help them be adopted successfully into new and loving homes. HSMSC receives no government funding and relies exclusively on private donations. For more information, visit www.memphishumane.org, call 901- 937-3900 or visit the facility at 935 Farm Road.