Last year in September 2018 twelve bicycle riders and one support vehicle started near Pittsburgh and on Day 6 arrived in Washington DC. The ride did not begin in September but in the Spring as they began to train for the 320 mile trip.
The Men’s Ministry at Christ Church Grove Farm is organizing 3 different rides this summer. Spring is here. Time to start riding! Do it together.
- Saturday, July 27 will be a one day ride raising funds for combatting Human Trafficking through The Asservo Project (www.theasservoproject.org ) There will be 3 starting times leaving from Walkers Mill parking lot just off the Carnegie / I-79 Exit and riding to Weirton, WV and back. Pick one of these based on your ability. 7 AM - 62 miles; 9 AM – 35 miles; 11 AM - 17 miles. Since this is a Fund raising event with The Asservo Project (TAP) providing snack at the halfway point near Weirton and lunch at 1:30PM, you will need to raise funds for TAP or write a personal check greater than the cost of what they are spending on you. Registration deadline is Sunday, June 16th. Men, women and families welcome. Register for July 27 fund raiser at the table in the Commons area on Sunday, June 9 or 16.
- August 17 we will meet at REI in Southside at 7:15 AM and be on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail (GAP) by 7:30 AM, ride to West Newton, have lunch and back again on the GAP. About 68 miles total. An early dinner at the Mongolian Grill in Southside. Mmmmmm good!
- Sept 13 – 15. Day 1 - Meet in Ford City at the Armstrong Trailhead by 10AM, ride to New Bethlehem – eat a campfire cooked dinner and camp overnight. Day 2– Ride to Brookville on the Red Bank Trail have lunch there and return to New Bethlehem – Eat a restaurant dinner and Camp overnight. Day 3 - Return to Ford City trailhead. Approximately 45 miles each day for a total of 135 miles. The cost will be $20 each plus you will need to pack 3 lunches (or buy) and pay for one dinner out. You will need gear to camp out in a pavilion. We will provide a camp site, two breakfasts and one dinner at the camp site.