The 23rd annual COBYS Bike & Hike will take place on Sunday afternoon, September 8, at the Lititz Church of the Brethren, 300 West Orange Street, Lititz, PA 17543. From seasoned motorcyclists to Sunday strollers, hundreds of participants are expected to attend to support the ministries of COBYS Family Services. Groups of family, friends and church members are encouraged to attend, donating to participate, or lining up sponsors to support their efforts.
Participants can choose from three modes of transportation and four routes:
New this year is the COBYS Family Celebration where people can enjoy family-friendly games and activities while learning about COBYS programs.
A Silent Auction runs throughout the afternoon. After enjoying some ice cream and refreshments, the event concludes with door prize and silent auction winner announcements, capping a great day of giving.
Schedule for the event:
12:45 p.m. – 65-mile Motorcycle Registration begins
1:30 p.m. – 65-mile Motorcycle Ride begins
1:30 p.m. – Walk & Bicycle Registration begins
2:00 p.m. – 25-mile Bike Ride begins
2:30 p.m. – Walk & 10-mile Bike Ride begin
2-5:00 p.m. – COBYS Family Celebration
4:30 p.m. – Silent Auction and Door Prizes winner announcements and celebratory remarks
According to Anne Stokes, director of development, “Bike & Hike is a great way for individuals, families and churches to gather together with our sponsoring businesses to not only have fun, but to raise critical funds to support the children and families we serve. Our services in the community are often underfunded. Participants in Bike & Hike help us make up the difference.”
People who have not participated before or heard about COBYS and its ministries of foster care, adoption, counseling and family life education, are encouraged to attend.
Pre-registration for Bike & Hike is encouraged but not required. It can be done online at www.cobys.org/bike-and-hike, with a minimum donations of $25 before September 3 or $30 after. Full event information is available on the website and participants can create their own online fundraising page to gain support from friends and family.
COBYS asks area businesses and individuals to consider donating a door prize or silent auction item to make Bike & Hike a success. Donations are welcomed up to the day of the event. Bike & Hike is a great way to promote your business at this popular fundraising event and support COBYS at the same time! To arrange a donation of a door prize or auction item, please contact Director of Development Anne Stokes at 717-656-6580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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