Saturday, April 16, 2011

2011 Brake the Hunger Cycle Tour Bike Event, Kinnelon on 5/7

2011 Brake the Hunger Cycle Tour Bike Event

Preparations for the fourth annual BRAKE the HUNGER CYCLE TOUR charity bike event are in full swing! This year's event takes place on Saturday, May 7th, 2011 at St. David's Episcopal Church, 91 Kinnelon Road in Kinnelon, NJ, and includes 5 bike routes to choose from:
  • 4 miles [which we did in 2010]
  • 12 miles [this year's choice]
  • 25 miles
  • 40 miles
  • 62-mile Metric Century
According to Rodger Pisani and Mike Odian, co-chairs of the Hunger Cycle Tour bike event committee: "we have already established ourselves as the largest charity bike event in northern New Jersey. More importantly, our event has led to $120,000 in donations to the cause of hunger both here in New Jersey and throughout the world." 

Here's what Emma writes about the Brake the Hunger Cycle Tour Bike Event:

On May 7th, Saint David's in Kinnelon will be sponsoring a Brake the Hunger Cycle Tour. They will raise money and give the money to the people who need food.  My parents and I just started last year. We did the 4 mile bike ride.

This year we will be doing the 12 mile bike ride. Since I got a new bike over the summer, it will be a good ride.

You will get your very own back pack that has water, sunscreen, a T-shirt, and some lotion. In the beginning, you will get some tickets. If your number is on a helmet, gloves and other things you get to keep it. My Dad won a helmet for me.  I now wear the helmet every time we go bike riding.

Also there is a barbecue at the end of the ride with some music.

I don't know what the 12 mile bike ride is like, but I know I can do it. I hope that you can come!

Note: Click on this link for my post about last year's event: St. David's 2010 Brake the Hunger Cycle Tour Bike Event - Recap.

Friend, Kinnelon resident and Girl Scout Troup 951 Leader, Dina Fanelli, shared that her Girl Scout Troup would be supporting the 2011 Brake the Hunger Cycle Tour Bike Event. According to the release that Sondra Odian forwarded me [available on Kinnelon Patch]:

The girls in Troop 951 will be biking one of the routes as a team, and have designed their own T-shirts for the ride. Each girl in the troop has taken responsibility of one aspect of supporting the event; making school announcements, informing other troop leaders about the event, designing flyers, baking and organizing a bake sale table and recruiting other troops to host one of the four rest stops along the various routes which support the riders with food and fuel for their rides.

Girl Scout Troup 951

Troop Leader Dina Fanelli explained that this is a service project for the girls who are working toward their Bronze award, on their way to earning the Gold Award, the highest in Girl Scouting, equivalent to the Eagle Award in Boy Scouting. Assistant Troop Leader, Patricia Abderhalden, pointed out that to earn the Bronze Award the girls must complete four preliminary badge projects plus a 15-hour service award project.

Girl Scout Troup 951 Official Shirt

Although Emma already made the point, I'll remind you that at the end of you ride, you can enjoy the all-you-can-eat backyard BBQ, with live music from Nth Degree. Even non-riders are welcome to join the post-ride BBQ for $10.

A few other highlights from Rodger Pisani and Mike Odian:
  • Paul Miller BMW of Wayne is the featured sponsor!!!!!!
  • Stretching tables and professionals will be staffed by Kessler Rehabilitation, a new event sponsor, to show you proper stretching techniques and help loosen those tired muscles after the ride
  • A masseuse will be available for the cyclists at the BBQ
  • A new meal replacement drink will be available for tasting
  • A GPS station will be available for downloading routes onto your cycling GPS.
  • Ham radio operators will be located strategically at the Rest Stops and SAG Wagons to provide rapid communication to our support team
  • WDHA, a local radio station will be with us with games and giveaways
  • Free photos for our riders
Ted, Emma and I have registered and are ready for our 12 mile Brake the Hunger Cycle Bike ride on May 7th, 2011. [As we did last year, we'll be biking to St. David's from home...] Any chance you might join us?

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