2017 RIDE4ROSE, APRIL 22-23, 2017

RosemaryRide4Rose's main purpose is to raise awareness, educate, support 2017 Florida Senate bill #1694 (Support for Parental Victims of Child Domestic Violence), and to remember parents who're suffering and/or have lost their lives to their minor children (RIP Rosemary Slaughter-Pate, 1961-2013).

Team Ride4Rose is always in need of sponsors, volunteers, cheerleaders, and donors to support with necessities such as nutrition, hotel accommodations, support and gear (SAG), travel, events, and moral support. Riders are merely people who love Rosemary, and are dedicated to saving lives of parents. You too can make a difference.


2017 Ride4Rose leaves David's World Cycle, 7505 Red Lake Bug Road, Oviedo, FL on April 22, 2017, 7:00 am. Cyclists are encouraged to cycle as far as they're comfortable with. Cyclists and friends can spend the night on Melbourne Beach's oceanfront (please see hotel choices below), and return to Oviedo, FL Sunday morning, April 23, 2017.



Rosemary & Alice Rosemary was an avid cyclist. She loved the freedom cycling gave her from the chaos at home; it provided her momentary peace of mind from her hidden troubles that she often shared with her sister, Alice.

Rosemary often talked about needing help for both herself and her son. However, there were little to no resources available to them.



Rosemary & Alice WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A Central Florida woman wants to change our state's domestic violence laws. She wants stronger protections for parents who are victims of their violent children. It's a 265-mile bicycle ride for a cause. The Winter Garden woman is trying to make something good happen out of the tragic murder of her sister.

Alice Flowers is training for the Ride4Rose. She and other advocates will pedal to Tallahassee soon to raise awareness about child to parent abuse and domestic violence. "There are many, many families who are actually going through this, child to parent abuse," she says.

To view full report, click on FOX 35 News image.


Cyclists have 3 choices of hotels to choose from in Melbourne next weekend. All hotels are within 1 mile or less of each other.

Atlantic Inn (opposite side of the street from the ocean) (NO updated website) 2900 N. A1A Indiatlantic, FL 32903 321-779-9994 $89 Not fancy on the outside, but really nice/remodeled inside!

Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront (IHG Rewards) 2605 N. Hwy A1A Melbourne, FL 32903 256-683-2252 (offers gov’t rate) www.cpmelbourne.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront 1665 N Hwy A1A Indialantic, FL 32903 (offers senior rate) www.hilton.com/DoubleTree/Melbourne 321-723-4222