AMHERST – Registration has begun for “Ride to Provide” an annual bike ride to celebrate the season and help raise money to support UMass Hillel’s community service programs and environmentally-friendly projects.
This year’s ride is on Sunday, Oct. 14 with planned 9, 18 and 36 mile bike routes through the picturesque autumn foliage of Amherst and surrounding towns. New this year is a “Walk to Provide” on the UMass Amherst campus. Sponsorship and participation of groups from synagogues and other community organizations is encouraged. Last year’s Ride to Provide raised nearly $55,000 for UMass Hillel students to participate in tikkun olam.
The ride will start and finish at the Hillel House, 388 North Pleasant Street, Amherst. Sign In and Start Times are: 36 mile ride: Sign in 9 a.m., Begin 9:30 a.m.; 18 mile ride: Sign in 10 a.m., Begin 10:30 a.m.; 9 mile ride: Sign in 10:30 a.m., Begin 11 a.m.
A post-ride celebration for all participants will be held at 1 p.m., featuring a Hillel House Kosher lunch, raffle, and entertainment and free chair massages.
Free t-shirts will go to the first 100 riders who register by Oct. 1. All riders will receive one raffle ticket with their registration. For every $100 a rider raises over the registration fee, the rider will receive one additional raffle ticket (funds from sponsors are not eligible for the raffle). The Grand Prize is two tickets to a 2012 Red Sox game (date is non-negotiable).
Register as a team of five or more riders from a synagogue, day school, youth group or other non-profit organization and all team registration fees and funds raised can be split 50/50 between your team’s organization and Hillel. The registration fees for students is $18; Individuals are $54; and families are $100.
For more information, contact Courtney Pupkin at firstname.lastname@example.org