Hershey’s Foods severed up dinner at Chocolate worldÂ to celebrate the start of the their Tour de Pink. The 150 riders and volunteers enjoyed getting to know each other before the set off for their 220 mile ride to New York City.
Former pro rider Frankie Andreu who is riding the event for the first had this to say last night.
Day One! So far itâ€™s been great. Iâ€™ve meet a lot of people. Everyone is super excited and Iâ€™m excited, I donâ€™t get to do many of these and so far itâ€™s been great.
You canâ€™t fake your way through 80 miles. The riders need take your time on the hills and ride steady on the flats and pace yourself to the finish.Â Â Even for me I have to pace myself, I donâ€™t ride anything over two hours.
Also riding this event for the first time is D. Michael Wege, Hershey Foods, Vice President, US Chocolate. He welcomed the riders during dinner and later shared these comments on the event and his participation.
â€œHershey Foods has a long tradition of community commitment and helping the people and places we work and do business.â€
Working with the Young Survival Coalition and participating in this great bike ride is something that allows us to continue that tradition and to help out with breast cancer awareness throughout the month of October.
This is my first major ride, Iâ€™m a new rider and Iâ€™m very excited about the opportunity to participate and make it to New York.