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 beat 2015’s proceeds of $15,000.
By participating in the event, you can cycle either 35 or 70 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 or use the facilities. A delicious lunch will be served after the event. The Getaway Restaurant – OLG Slots Grand River has generously provided the food for the lunch, equipment to serve it, and volunteers to help the Centre Wellington Food Bank prepare and serve the meal.
The Food Cycle Ride is held to support the Centre Wellington Food Bank. Proceeds from the Ride will enable the food bank to buy produce, meat and dairy products from local farmers and use its community kitchen to prepare these foods and provide healthy options to those who use the Food Bank. The kitchen is also used to teach food preparation and to provide healthy, low-cost 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!