With cycling events getting cancelled this year due to the coronavirus, I’ve been trying to figure out how I can continue to cycle for charity. Riding endlessly on my trainer while I wait for events to resume in a safe manner has started to wear thin. And, the desire to resume charity rides has become even more so seeing the toll that this pandemic is taking on people and families.
I recently learned that up to one in four children in the United States could face hunger this year because of the coronavirus. I find this a dire situation. No child should go hungry in this country and especially now. So, I am getting prepared to support No Kid Hungry because I want to help families manage through this crisis.
No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. The campaign addresses childhood hunger by supporting school meal programs for the school year and the summer, food skills education and advocacy and research. As many schools have closed to in-person instruction, No Kid Hungry has been providing grants to help maintain meal programs for children who depend on them.
To raise funds for No Kid Hungry, I’m pledging to ride my bike over 100 miles, from Sacramento’s Tower Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Saturday, October 10. I’m calling this my “Bridge-to-Bridge Ride for No Kid Hungry”. This isn’t a formal event but a personal, self-supported initiative.
Am I in shape for this right now? Probably not.
What will my route be? I don’t know.
How will I support myself on this ride? No idea (yet).
But, I’m going to do it.
My goal is to raise $1,000 for No Kid Hungry. Will you support me by giving a gift of $15, $25, $50 or more to No Kid Hungry? Your tax-deductible gift will provide vulnerable kids with nutritious food and teach their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. No Kid Hungry supports communities all over the country, including with programs right here in the Sacramento area. Click below to support this ride.