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Record breaking year for annual Cycle the Greenway

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The Wolf River Conservancy’s 10 annual Cycle the Greenway exceeded expectations on Saturday morning with a record breaking fundraising effort of over $40,000.

More than 140 cyclists and 12 teams participated in the event.

“The event showcased the enthusiasm of cycling here in Memphis and its support of projects like the Wolf River Greenway,” said Keith Cole, executive director of the Conservancy.

The largest fundraising team was the Archer Malmo Peddlers with 25 cyclists. The top fundraising team was the Memphis Hightailers, which raised more than $1,800 for the Conservancy.

The top individual fundraiser was Don Campbell, with Phil Poux and Jason Poux coming in second and third, respectively.

Cycle the Greenway is a significant event for the Conservancy, Cole said, as it brings attention to the current Wolf River Greenway and also serves as a preview of what is yet to come.

Once completed, the entire Greenway will extend for 36 miles from downtown Memphis to Fayette County and beyond.

Founded in 1985, the Wolf River Conservancy has committed its efforts to preserve and protect the Wolf River and its watershed as a sustainable, natural resource for the citizens of the Mid-South.

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