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Saturday, April 5: Pedal for the Pantry 2

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A benefit ride for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

This ride’s purpose is to collect food to help provide local families in need.

The event (a bicycle based food drive scavenger hunt) involves collecting food at grocery store “checkpoints”. All of the food will be purchased by riders will then be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food bank.

Additional fundraising activities will include a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, great prizes, and a few other surprises.

Schedule:

START – Dippy The Dino (Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

FINISH – The Wheel Mill 6815 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

  • 11:30 AM – Registration & Manifest Distribution
  • 12:00 PM – Ride Start
  • 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM Ride!
  • 3:30 PM – Prize window closes
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Post Ride Fun & Tabulation.
  • 5:00PM – Prize Announcements

Course Information:

The event has no planned routing, riders are issued a map with a start, several destinations, and a finish. Navigation is left to the individual riders.

There are two planned rides for the event, riders are encouraged to choose the option that is better suited for their cycling style and level of comfort.

The Challenge Ride: Covers a large area of the city and contains several hills to climb. Expect to be riding in moderate to heavy traffic.

The Friendly Ride: Covers a smaller area of the city, with fewer Checkpoints, and is on flatter terrain. This is the ride for those who want to have a fun on afternoon on their bike. Riders should feel comfortable riding in traffic.

There is also an option to do both rides, should a rider feel exceptionally charitable.

Event Cost:

Registration is free, but the cost of the ride lies in the food riders purchase for donation.

What do riders need:

A bike, bag, lock, about $20, and a desire to be charitable.

Helmets are Strongly Encouraged.

While extra donations are welcomed, the listed event items are less than a week’s worth of groceries, so don’t expect to be overburdened with an excessive load.

Event Beneficiary: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

For complete information, see the event organizer’s Facebook Page and Event Page


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