Bishop's Bike Ride
Bishop's Bike Ride
is back! This year, the ride will be a one-day event which will start and finish at Bellwether Farm on
Saturday, August 31
. The event will feature three different ride lengths to accommodate riders of all ages and abilities: a novice/family fun ride (22 mi), an intermediate ride (40 mi), and a longer ride for experienced riders (70 mi). Each route will lead to a parish where volunteers will provide lunch. The riders will return to Bellwether Farm the same day for dinner, fellowship, and fun. The event will be held during the Family Camping Weekend at Bellwether Farm. Overnight accommodations will be available on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The Bishop's Bike Ride has a legacy of building community within our diocese and raising funds to support youth programs. Since the first ride in 2006, participants raised nearly $80,000 to support youth activities such as mission trips, leadership development, and faith formation activities. Although there is no registration fee for the bike ride, participants are invited to find sponsors to support their rides. Participation in the fundraising portion of the event is voluntary, but greatly benefits our youth and provides an opportunity to further engage parishes, friends, and family. A reasonable target might be $100 per adult rider and $25 per child in funds raised. More information and a simple to use toolkit will be sent to you upon registration.
People of all ages are invited to participate. Riders under the age of 18 must have approval from a parent or guardian. Helmets are required. There will be limited support along the novice trail ride, so please ensure that participants can ride a minimum of half way (11 mi).
Bellwether Farm's Family Camp weekend retreat will give families the opportunity to experience summer camp together. Throughout the weekend of
August 30-September 1, families can get a taste of what campers experienced all summer, including camp songs, swimming, fishing, archery, canoeing, animal care, and more. Families will be able to harvest produce to take home while learning about how we employ environmental stewardship in all aspects of our farm and camp.
This is an opportunity for connection and respite with the ones you love most!
Feel free to sign up for either one of these events, or join us for both! For full details and to register, visit dohio.org/bbr.