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Alexander, Golston host second annual charity bike ride
Lorenzo Alexander appeared slimmer at Wednesday’s informal minicamp practice. He lost 20 pounds last offseason as part of his transition from defensive lineman to outside linebacker, and that process has continued with 15 additional pounds lost since the 2010 season ended.
Alexander is working through a mixed martial arts training regimen with former Redskins linebacker Eddie Mason, and he’s also spending significant time on his bike.
That will help him complete his 35-mile ride on Saturday at the second annual Ride to Provide, a charity bike ride hosted by Alexander’s ACES Foundation.
“Last year I got stuck with two women who were pushing me,” said with a laugh. “They were getting after it. It was a lot of fun.”
Alexander and co-host Kedric Golston established the ride in 2010 to earn money for ACES and to help orphaned babies and poverty-stricken women and children in parts of Africa.
I covered the event last summer and enjoyed it. It was a lively scene with good food and friendly people. Alexander and Golston are both approachable guys who enjoy community work, and they’d be glad to see you there.
“That’s what it’s really all about—fellowship and meeting great people, and ultimately giving back. I have a passion for that,” Alexander said. He was the Redskins’ 2010 Walter Payton man of the year award winner for his community work and strong play on the field.
The ride is based at Reston Town Center. Go here for details about attending or about participating in the 10-, 20- or 35-mile rides.