Thanks for visiting my fundraising page for the 9th annual Will Bike 4 Food.
This is a new opportunity for me to raise money for a deserving cause that will help people living with food insecurity every day.I'm riding with a team from Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Western Massachusetts as they pedal to raise funds for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Hunger is right outside the door every day.
What's particulary attractive about this ride is the course: it meanders through the Pioneer Valley and lacks the hills that are all too abundant in Vermont. Yes, I'm getting older and flat(er) seems better.
For every $1 raised there will be three meals provided for a neighbor in need. Contributions of any size are welcomed and much appreciated. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for your generous support.
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.