It is happening again!  That is, on September 30 I will be riding for the 5th time in Will Bike 4 Food, the cycling event that benefits the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

The Food Bank is a vital organization in the area, coordinating and distributing donated and purchased food to member agencies who then get it to people in need.  Hunger and food insecurity affect tens of thousands in the region, and the Food Bank ensures that they can access healthy food, not only through direct food assistance, but by helping families apply for SNAP, and connecting them with other needed services.

As in past years, I’ll be riding the 100-mile course, and I aim to decrease my time this year.  I might have done so last year, but the day of the ride was unseasonably hot, which slowed me down.  My goal is to try and finish the 100 miles in 9 hours (which would beat my previous best by 45 minutes).

I’m looking for donations in any amount – every bit helps!  My goal is to raise $1000, but it would be great to get more than that, and this year I’ll pledge to match every dollar that others donate, up to a maximum of $2000.  So, if you all give $1000, I’ll kick in another $1000.  If $1200 gets donated to my ride, I’ll add another $1200, etc.

The fundraising page is at this address:

Thanks, and watch the blog for info on rides I’ve been doing to train.