Monday, April 29, 2013

For Immediate Release: NAMI Cycles for Mental Illness

NAMI Cycles Event To Debut on the Soon-To-Be-Completed Great Allegheny Passage

Rostraver, Pa.— NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania announces its first-ever cycling event to raise awareness of mental illness on the soon-to-be-completed Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), noted as one of the best bike trails in the country. Taking place on Saturday, May 18, NAMI Cycles begins and ends at Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver. It offers four distance options ranging from five miles to 73 miles, perfect for families, casual riders and fitness enthusiasts alike.

WHAT:           NAMI Cycles: The Great Allegheny Bike Ride
WHEN:           Saturday, May 18, 2013      9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Cedar Creek Park, Rostraver Township, Pa.

WHO:             Hundreds of cyclists and mental health advocates

WHY:             To raise awaress of mental illness

HOW:             Information and register at

“One in four people are affected by mental illness, and we’re eager to bring our message of hope and recovery to a whole new audience,” said Christine Michaels, executive director of NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania. “NAMI Cycles is a new way for us to engage a different segment of people in Southwestern Pa. and let them know that mental illness is common and that support and treatments are available.”
NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania (an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through recovery focused support, education and advocacy. More information is available at or by calling (412) 366-3788.


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