Those trying to reduce the pain of arthritis are peddling into Newport this evening and calling all Newportians to get a bone density check by stopping by the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The test is not only fun because it’s at the Aquarium, but also because it’s free!
Daniella Crowder and the gang at the Bike Newport Shop says the “Peoples Coast Classic Ride for Arthritis” is stopping in Newport on their long road quest to raise money toward the cure of the very painful, and quality of life robbing disease. Tonight at 6:30, the Aquarium opens their doors as a bone density test is given free of charge to all comers. Participants will learn about how they can reduce their chances of getting arthritis, and what can be done to reduce its symptoms.
Bike Newport co-owner Daniella Crowder says that last year’s People’s Coast Classic stopped in Newport, but conducted just a rest layover for part of the day. But Crowder says this time, the Classic has decided to spend the entire day getting to know the area to see the special place it really is. The tomorrow, Tuesday, at 11:30am, Mayor Mark McConnell, himself an avid bicyclist, will attend a special luncheon sponsored by Bike Newport at Don Davis Park, which will honor the People’s Coastal Classic which spends much time raising money toward better medical treatement for arthritis, if not an eventual cure.