Once again I'm riding in Will Bike 4 Food - the fundraising event for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. The Food Bank works in many ways to eliminate hunger in the region, from acquiring and distributing food of all sorts to local organizations, to connecting families with various essential services. Every $1 raised by the Food Bank provides 3 meals to someone who otherwise would not have access to affordable, healthy food.
Please help me support the Food Bank's mission. As in past years, I'll be riding the 100-mile course, and I expect to improve on the time I set the last 2 years (which was 9 hours, 45 minutes). My goal is $1000, but it would be great to raise more than that. As an incentive, I'll be matching all donations that others make to my ride, up to a maximum of $2000!
Will Bike 4 Food
Will Bike 4 Food is back for its 8th year! WB4F is a fun and active cycling event that raises funds and awareness for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Cyclists of all levels may choose from 10, 25, 50, or 100-mile routes. Following the ride, cyclists are treated to a BBQ, music, beer from Berkshire Brewing Company (21+), and much more.
Event Location: Hatfield Lions Club Pavilion, Hatfield Ma., 01038. For GPS purposes, you may need to use the following address: The Hatfield Library, 39 Main Street, Hatfield Ma., 01038 – Both addresses will take you to the same location. The event takes place behind the Hatfield Elementary School.
Ride kick-off times:
7:00AM – 100 Mile (Century)
10:15AM – 50 Mile
12:00PM – 25 Mile
1:30PM – 10 Mile
Fundraising Requirements (Age 18+):
$175 - If registered before midnight on 8/31/18
$250 - If registered from 9/1/18 until the day of the ride
Fundraising Requirements for Children and Teens (through age 17):
None - However we highly encourage them to do some fundraising.
Cash and checks may be turned in the day of the ride. Please make any checks out to "The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts."
If you have any questions before the ride, please contact us at 413-247-9738 or by emailing Jennifer Therkelsen, Event Coordinator, at JenniferT@foodbankwma.org
Don't forget to wear your helmet. See you at the ride!
Since 1982, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been feeding our neighbors in need and leading the community to end hunger. We distribute food to our member agencies in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties. These independent pantries, meal sites and shelters are on the front lines of emergency food assistance in our region, playing a crucial role helping individuals, families, seniors and children. Every $1 donated to The Food Bank can purchase 4 meals for a family who needs them most.