The Food Cycle Ride is approved by the Centre Wellington Food Bank as a fundraiser. Organized by volunteers,the Ride is in its sixth year. Since its inception in 2011, the Food Cycle Ride has raised over $50,000 for the Food Bank. Our goal for 2016 is to exceed the amount of proceeds raised in the fifth year and to raise more than $15,000.
By participating in the event, you can cycle either 40 or 75 kilometres, on routes that traverse the Grand River and pass through farming communities and towns in Wellington and Waterloo Counties. Alternatively, for casual cyclists and families, two distances (20 km and 40 km) have been marked out on the Elora-Cataract Trailwy, an abandoned rail line converted to recreational use. The Food Cycle Ride is not a race. It is a mass participation event supported by route marshals and with rest stops for those who need to replenish there water bottles, get a cookie or fruit, or use the facilities. Lunch will be served after the event.
The Food Cycle Ride is held to support the Centre Wellington Food Bank. Proceeds from the Ride enable the food bank to buy produce and meat from local farmers and use its community kitchen to prepare these foods to add to the CWFB’s food baskets. As well, the community kitchen is used for food preparation classes and to prepare meals for other community groups.
Participate individually, or have more fun by joining friends, family, or co-workers. We encourage riders to raise money through pledges of support. Register online now!