Registration is underway for the 2016 Ride for Food, a charity bike ride which supports 18 food pantries, kitchens, community farms and food rescue organizations in the Greater Boston and Worcester areas.
This year’s 5th anniversary ride includes a 10-mile course suited to recreational riders, a 25-mile course for intermediate riders, and a 50-mile ride for experienced riders. All rides start and end at the Noble & Greenough School in Dedham, MA and wind through surrounding local towns including Dover, Holliston, Medfield, Millis, Medway, Sherborn, Needham and Westwood.
The Ride for Food is organized by Three Squares New England (TSNE) which was founded in 2012 by a group of friends in Dedham to increase capacity of hunger relief organizations by assisting with fundraising and awareness. Since its inception, the Ride for Food has raised more than $650,000 for its hunger relief partners.
“Our ongoing goal for the Ride for Food is to increase awareness and support for much needed hunger relief while having a fun and challenging bike ride for area residents,” says Three Squares New England Executive Director Kati Sigel. “Our fundraising goal of 350 riders raising $350,000 for our 18 partners this year is aggressive, but so is the pervasiveness of hunger in our community. With the help and support of riders and many generous area sponsors, we can make an immediate impact and a significant difference in our communities.”
To ride, learn more or volunteer to help out, visit the Ride for Food website. If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s event, call Kati Sigel at 617-365-7761.
PHOTO CREDIT – Vince Hohn