The 25th annual Cycle for Shelter charity ride will take place on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA. The ride benefits Emmaus Inc. a non-profit that has been providing shelter, services and affordable housing to homeless men, women and children since 1985.
Bicycing Magazine, considered the country’s leading cycling magazine, listed Cycle for Shelter as one of its favorites rides in the country, and the reasons are clear. On a practical level, the ride entails a low registration fee and low fundraising minimum; it’s a single-day event and it is fully supported by experience technicians, medical personnel, and enthusiastic volunteers – not to mention the hot showers, massage therapists, and delicious food waiting at the end of the ride.
Cyclists of all skill levels come together for an inspiring, rewarding experience that raises crucial funds to support Emmaus’ mission. “It was definitely a challenge, but it was fun and I met lots of interesting and friendly people during the ride. And it was a really good feeling to think that maybe I was helping some little boy or girl have a better life”, says 11 year old James Sullivan, who cycled the 50-mile route.
To register as a rider, please visit www.emmausinc.org or call 978.241.3444.
MassBike Members can use discount code Cycle2013 when they register, saving $50 on the current registration fee.