Once again I'm riding in Will Bike 4 Food! I will be going 100 miles again this year, and aiming to do so in less time than I took previously.
This event helps raise funds and awareness for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, an important organization in the region that fights hunger through a number of direct programs, as well as providing food to member agencies such as food pantries.
Contributions of any size to my efforts are appreciated. The Food Bank is able to leverage each $1 raised to provide 3 meals for someone in need.
My goal this year is $1200, and once again I plan to match the amount that others donate with my own comtribution. Once the weekend of the ride arrives, I will make a contribution to the Food Bank equaling what others have given, up to a maximum of $2500 (i.e. donations could more than double my goal, and I will match them).
Thanks for helping to support the Food Bank's mission!
Will Bike 4 Food
Will Bike 4 Food (WB4F) is back for its 9th year! This fun cycling event raises funds and awareness for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Cyclists of all levels can pedal towards a hunger-free future by choosing from 10, 25, 50, or 100-mile routes. Following the ride, enjoy a BBQ, music, beer from Berkshire Brewing Company (21+), and more!
Event Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019 (note: fundraising remains open for a month following the event)
Event Location: Hatfield Lions Club Pavilion, Billings Way, Hatfield Ma., 01038.
- For GPS purposes, you may need to search for The Hatfield Library, 39 Main Street, Hatfield Ma., 01038 or the Hatfield Elementary School – Any of these addresses/landmarks will take you to the correct location.
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 by 8/31/19
- $250 - If registered on or after 9/1/19
Fundraising Requirements for Children and Teens (through age 17):
- None - However we highly encourage everyone to do some fundraising.
Cash and checks can be turned in the day of the ride. Please make any checks out to "The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts." Checks can be mailed prior to event-day.
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Therkelsen, Event Coordinator at JenniferT@foodbankwma.org or 413-247-9738 x128
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.