Bike and Hike

Thank you!
For your support and understanding.

The Bike & Hike 2023 Wrap Up. 

Despite the weekend’s off-and-on-again rain, and regretfully having to cancel the motorcycle and bike rides, you continue to support the mission of COBYS through the Bike & Hike event and the decisions we had to make for this year’s event. We were fortunate that the hardest rain came after the walkers returned to our Incredible Ice Cream Celebration at the Lititz Church of the Brethren.

Nearly $130,000 was raised on Sunday, September 10, 2023


  Fulfill Your Pledge 


Thanks to our top fundraisers:

Floy Fitzkee, Don Fitzkee and Londa Brandt were our top three fundraisers. And special thanks to James Wenger for his enthusiastic fundraising.

An extra-special thanks to Mari and Mark Cunningham for their substantial fundraising efforts.

(Pictured from left to right: Mark Cunningham, Mari Cunningham, Floy Fitzkee, Londa Brandt, and Don Fitzkee.)



The 2023 Bike & Hike Kickstart Journey

Recap the run-up to the COBYS 2023 Bike & Hike event with videos as Executive Director Mark Cunningham pondered his participation in his final Bike & Hike at the helm of COBYS Family Services, as he is retiring at the end of the year. Here’s his progression:























We are so grateful to our business sponsors. We encourage all participants to contact and patronize these businesses for products, service and solutions.  Please thank them for their support of COBYS.


Supporting Sponsors: Garcia Garman & Shea, Spence Funeral, Thomas Erb & Sons


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors for their generous funding in support of the mission of COBYS and our ministries. Missed out on sponsoring this year? Contact Anne Stokes at 717-656-6580 or for information on business support opportunities for next year’s events.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals, groups and businesses. Contact Anne Stokes at or call 717-656-6580 ext. 101 to learn more. For more about support for the ministries of COBYS Family Service, learn more HERE.


We encourage our sponsors to download and share this announcement and flyer with their customers.

We encourage churches to download and share this bulletin announcement or media post, slide and flyer with their congregation.

This mission was laid on our hearts and we chose to foster to provide children a safe and loving place to be while the bumps in their life journey get straightened out, to be there for them and love them through the storm, whether it be for one hour or more than one year.

– COBYS Resource Parents Jeremy and Nicole