Bike and Hike

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Lititz Church of the Brethren

Registration Is Open!     Register Today  

Fundraising     Gather Sponsors  

Start signing up your sponsors: The Sponsor Sheet appears in the invitation included in the Summer 2022 Fostering Hope newsletter, or download the Excel form or pdf form.

COBYS Bike & Hike Kickstart     Help Us Start Strong 

(Click the link and scroll to the Kickstart section)


What to enjoy at the Bike & Hike
For our 26th Bike & Hike, we continue the time honored and appreciated bicycle and motorcycle rides and the walk through beautiful Lititz, PA. But to sweeten the event we’ve decided to kick up the ice cream social with a bigger and better Incredible Ice Cream Celebration! Come see and taste the delicious changes.


Returning events:

  • Three-mile walk
  • 10 & 25-mile bicycle rides
  • 65-mile Dutch Country motorcycle ride


  • Bigger and better Ice Cream social:


What’s better than ice cream? More ice cream and more toppings! COBYS is piling on when it comes to ice cream at the Bike & Hike this year. We introduce the new and improved Incredible Ice Cream Celebration. Create a delicious dairy dessert made with Fox Meadows vanilla and/or chocolate ice cream and your choice of toppings. What a great way to celebrate you and COBYS!


Join us on September 11, 2022

From traditional group starts throughout the afternoon, to the Incredible Ice Cream Celebration, we’ll gather to support and celebrate the ministries of COBYS.

Schedule for the day:

Motorcycles (65-mile ride):
Registration 12:30 p.m., Ride begins 1:30 p.m.

25-mile Bicycle Riders:
Registration begins 1:30 p.m., 25-mile ride begins 2:00 p.m.

10-mileBicycle Riders and Walkers:
10-mile ride & Walk begin 2:30 p.m.

Incredible Ice Cream Celebration:
When participants begin to return around 3:15 p.m.


Kick us off with a head start with COBYS Kickstart

Start the Bike & Hike off on the right foot by contributing toward the goal of raising $25,000 before September 11.

  • The COBYS Kickstart sets the foundation for our biggest fundraiser, getting you motivated to participate and excited to give.
  • In the weeks before Bike & Hike, be sure to check out videos of Executive Director Mark Cunningham and COBYS staff sharing the recipe for great ice cream and expert, compassionate care for kids and families.
  • Stay tuned to email, Facebook and Instagram for the videos and donate to the COBYS Kickstart!
  • Choose COBYS Kickstart on the donation form (paper and online) to designate your donation.


How It Works

1. READY – Register: 

  • Pre-Register online (or by mail) with your $30 minimum donation or sponsorship.
  • $5 early bird discount if you register before September 4.
  • Registration also available at the event on September 11.
  • All donations $20 and up will receive tax acknowledgment.

2. SET – Gather Sponsorships:

  • Expand your circle of giving – invite others to support you and COBYS.
  • Create a fundraising page online.
  • Collect donations – credit card online or by check.
  • Submit sponsorship information and monies to COBYS at the Bike & Hike or mail to: 1417 Oregon Rd., Leola, PA 17540

The top three fundraisers will receive grand prizes. Thank you gifts are also available.

3. GO – Enjoy your walk or ride:

  • We look forward to seeing you September 11 at Lititz Church of the Brethren.


For more details or to register/donate online visit


If you have any questions please contact Steve Nichols at


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: Centric Bank, Garcia Garman & Shea, PC, Young & Young, Accuwrite Print + Promo, 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 share this announcement and graphic with their customers.

We encourage churches to share this bulletin announcement and graphic with their congregation.

Our caseworkers were great! They have always had good listening ears and listened to our concerns and sorrows. They have rejoiced with us through accomplishments and triumphs, also. – COBYS Resource Parents Joel and Jaclyn