I’m training for my third annual 300 mile Chefs Cycle bike ride of the last three years – joined by more than 250 other riders this time.
This year’s ride, from May 16-18, aims to raise $2 million for our No Kid Hungry campaign, compared to the $1 million raised last year. Here’s why I hope you’ll consider supporting my ride:
It is a commitment that entails months of hard work and almost a year of anxiety. The first year I rode to show the flag and convince others that if I could do it, anyone could. It was so much fun that I rode again last year. But this year it is because the goal is such an important one for expanding our No Kid Hungry campaign. So it is all hands on deck, all legs peddling, even the old ones. The $2 million raised will means millions more school breakfasts and summer meals, giving kids a better chance to succeed at school than they’ve had before.
All of us are learning anew that we are capable or more than we imagined. It’s true for each rider, for our entire organization, and for you too. The great thing is that the ride has taken on a life of its own with literally thousands of new first time donors and supporters committed to the success of our No Kid Hungry campaign. I’m more confident than ever that we will succeed.