A Successful Ride!
The threat of rain didn't deter sixty-seven riders wjp participated in the Pedaling for Hope cyclathon which ran in conjunction with the Festival. Cyclists chose rode either 20 kms or 50 kms and raised $60,000 for MCC food security projects (see info below). Thanks to all who took part this year!
And they're off!
L-R Ernie Schmidt, Wilfried Braun and Ken Baerg were not to be missed in their bright yellow shirts!
Les Gustafson-Zook, the North American MCC Relief Sale Coordinator, visited our Festival and took part in the 50 km ride. His t-shirt was a reminder that God answered our prayers for sunshine!
A group of friends from Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Abbotsford enjoyed the morning ride. L-R Charlotte Siemens, Leann Goertzen-Loeppky, Janet Davis, Jerry Goertzen-Loeppky and Phil Davis.
Marlene and Al Friesen waving hello - see you at next year's ride!
Pedaling for Hope
On Saturday, September 7th, 2013, join us in the fifth annual ‘pedaling for hope’ cyclathon as we raise funds for MCC's Food programs. You can learn more on these initiatives here.
Two routes have been chosen in order to appeal to a wide variety of people’s skill level - a 20 km flat loop in the country around the Abbotsford airport and a 50 km "rolling" figure-8 circuit heading north toward the Fraser River and returning to the Tradex. View routes from the links above or maps will be available on the day of the ride. Both routes will begin and end at the Tradex Building.
To register, simply send an email to Jon Nofziger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the MCC office 604.850.6639 or 1.888.622.6337. Although there is no registration fee, a donation of $50 per rider ($100 per family) is suggested. As this is a fundraising event, we ask that each cyclist attempt to raise funds through various contacts. All donations of $10 or more will be receipted for a charitable donation. See instruction sheet for information on collecting and submitting funds to MCC.
Participants are asked submit their donations at the check-in table prior to the ride (look for the inflatable arch). Plan to arrive at 8:00 am. There will be a 10-minute orientation to the ride. The 50 km riders will depart at 8:30 am, the 20 km riders at 9:30 am. Helmets are mandatory and water bottles are strongly suggested. There will be one water station on the 50 km route.See tips for a safe and comfortable ride.
All riders are encouraged to stay around for prize-draws at 11:30 am at the check-in area.