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Registration open for Ride to Provide

AMHERST – UMass Hillel announces that its 10th Annual Ride to Provide is now open for registration. October 16 will mark the tenth year of this bike ride fundraiser. The 9-, 18- and 36-mile bike ride and 5K walk/run in beautiful Amherst and its surrounding countryside supports the community service and environmental programs of UMass Hillel and Jewish student life on campus. The ride also supports area student groups and non-profit organizations that come together, form teams and participate in this fun morning that celebrates community and the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam—repairing the world.

Individuals, families and teams of all ability levels are welcome to participate on Sunday, morning, Oct. 16. The morning culminates in a post-ride celebration including lunch and kids activities.

For student groups and non-profits that register as a team of five or more members, UMass Hillel donates a portion of the money they raise back to their organizations.

Past Ride to Provide events have raised between $44,000 and $65,000, enabling UMass Hillel students to participate in local community service programs as well as alternative spring break trips to locations such as Argentina, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Israel and New Orleans.

“This is a wonderful event that builds community among students at UMass and among the western Massachusetts Jewish community,” said Rabbi Aaron Fine. “We come together, have fun and raise money for good causes.”

For more information, contact Donna Baron at (413) 687-2037 or dbaron@umass.edu.

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