Frank's Century Ride for the Community Bicycle Center
Organized by: Frank Wertheim
Thank you for helping me raise $1515.00 for the Community Bicycle Center
June 20, 2016
EVENT DATE Jun 16, 2016
Frank’s $1000 – 100-mile Bike Ride – Up Hill!!! Fundraising Century Ride for the Community Bicycle Center
Dear Family and Friends,
I am dedicating this fundraising bike ride to my friend and Community Bicycle Founder, Andy Greif, who has done so much for so many kids in this area for the past 20 years. Andy has inspired a generation of kids and many adults to carry on the mission of the CBC into the future as he transitions to his new life adventures in New Mexico. Please consider a small donation to honor Andy's work and a bright future for the CBC. As many of you know I have also been volunteering for the CBC the past few years and also serve on their board of directors.
The organization does amazing things for kids, many of them who live in poverty, teaching them important life skills and giving them a welcoming place to learn and thrive. I have participated in their Trek Across Maine Team and mentored children on the 3-day, 180-mile bike across Maine on a Tandem bike for three years. I’ve helped and watched kids learn to strip down and rebuild and “earn” a bike, and accompanied kids on several fitness and training rides. It’s hard to put into words the amazing work this small organization does for kids. Here is a link to their web page for more info on the organization: http://www.communitybike.net/
This year we are in a transition. Our founder and Executive Director, Andy Greif is leaving us this fall to start a new chapter of his life in New Mexico. We are in the process of searching for a new Executive Director. This is a time for celebration for all the CBC has accomplished, and a time of new beginnings for the program and all the excitement a fresh perspective can bring. Of course with our beloved founder leaving in the Fall, it is more important than ever that we keep the life blood of the CBC intact for the kids we serve.
I am asking family and friends to help me raise $1000 for my 100-mile ride. There will be a lot of big hills on this ride, ending with a killer hill up to the Sunday River ski lodge. To me they will be metaphorical of the struggles the kids go through and overcome everyday. I know I will make it on my ride, and hope to successfully meet my fundraising goal for the capital campaign.
Would you please consider joining my team an making a small, medium or large donation in support of my ride and the Community Bicycle Center?
Much Love, Frank