The Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services’ second annual Hudson Valley Bike Ride — billed as a scenic ride with rest stops in the state parks and other spots, will be held on July 18.
Visit www.hudsonvalleyride.org to register and for details on entry fees and fundraising requirements. The ride will begin and end at the Hawthorne Cedar Knolls campus of JBFCS in Hawthorne. The exact routes have not yet been posted.
Lenny Rodriguez, deputy executive director of JBFCS and captain of the Westchester Campus Riders, invites cyclists of every skill level to take part. “If you ride and you’re up for an exciting day of fun and friendship, come out and support a fabulous cause,” Rodriguez said in a press release. “You can choose a 10, 25, 62 or 100 mile route. Register on your own, join a team or start a team of your own.”
Last year 300 riders raised more than $425,000.00 for JBFCS programs and services — including the funding of special Westchester community projects such as the Learning to Dream youth mentoring program and the East Coast Assistance Dogs initiative. Last year JBFCS exceeded its goal by 60 percent. This year JBFCS President and founder of the event, Anthony Mann, hopes to raise $500,000.00.
JBFCS provides 175 mental health and social service programs serving 65,000 people of all faiths, races and cultures across the five boroughs and in Westchester, according to the agency.