Sebastian’s Bike Bar-A-Thon Raises Record $6500 for Lagoon

Sebastian's Great Bike Bar-A-Thon began at the Pareidolia Brewing Co. in Sebastian, Florida.
Sebastian's Great Bike Bar-A-Thon began at the Pareidolia Brewing Co. in Sebastian, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – The Sebastian Bike Bar-A-Thon raised $6,500 this past Saturday for the Marine Resources Council.

The council is a non-profit organization that helps to restore the fish and wildlife resources of the Indian River Lagoon.

“I’m a little bit blown away. Together we raised over $6500,” Chris Russell, who runs the Bike Bar-A-Thon, told Sebastian Daily.

“I’m still in a bit of shock. I figured that we could hit our $4000 goal but never imagined that we’d blow it out of the water like we did,” Russell said.

Capt. Hiram's was the fourth stop during the Bike-A-Thon.
Capt. Hiram’s was the fourth stop during the Bike-A-Thon.

Bicyclists started at Pareidolia Brewing Co. and rode to Mash Monkeys Brewery Co., Capt’n Butcher’s, Capt. Hiram’s Resort, Crab Stop of Sebastian, Earl’s Hideaway Lounge, Pelican Pub, and Tiki Bar & Grill.

Sebastian’s Great Bike Bar-A-Thon is a Pub Crawl to raise funds and awareness about saving the Indian River Lagoon. The fun-filled charity event was open to the general public. All funds for the Marine Resources Council are brought in through the event’s t-shirt sales.

The next Bike Bar-A-Thon will be sometime in late April 2019 to benefit HALO Rescue No-Kill Shelter.

Some of the bicyclists at Capt. Hiram's getting ready to leave for the Crab Stop, Earl's Hideaway Lounge, Pelican Pub, and then Tiki Bar & Grill.
Some of the bicyclists at Capt. Hiram’s getting ready to leave for the Crab Stop, Earl’s Hideaway Lounge, Pelican Pub, and then Tiki Bar & Grill.
Crab Stop in Sebastian.
Crab Stop in Sebastian.
Love Our Lagoon T-Shirts.
Love Our Lagoon T-Shirts.
Save The Lagoon t-shirts at Tiki Bar & Grill.
Save The Lagoon t-shirts at Tiki Bar & Grill.

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Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.