“Hitting 4 the Cycle” Biking Event Just Three Weeks Away
Brewers Community Foundation (BCF)’s “Hitting 4 the Cycle” bike to the ballpark event is just three weeks from Saturday!
On Saturday, August 8, BCF will host this inaugural event that will allow allow bike-lovers and Brewers fans to combine their two favorite activities. Fans will be able to select one of four bike routes of various lengths that will all culminate with a fun-filled tailgate party and that night’s Brewers game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.
Participants will have the option to select 100, 88, 44 or 22 mile routes. The 100 and 88 mile routes will start at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison and end at Miller Park, while the 44 and 22 mile routes will start and end at Miller Park.
The cost to register is $50, with a $150 mandatory fundraising minimum. The money that is raised through the event will go to four organizations – the Urban Ecology Center, Dream Bikes, Penfield Children’s Center and the Miracle League of Milwaukee. Each registered rider will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a game ticket for the Brewers vs. Cardinals game that night and a invitation to a celebratory tailgate party prior to the game.
We’ve already told you about some of the great fundraising incentives, so this week, let’s focus on the organizations for which we’re riding.
Urban Ecology Center: Urban Ecology Center fosters ecological understandings as inspiration for change, neighborhood by neighborhood. These Environmental Community Centers provide outdoor science education for urban youth, protect and use public national areas, making them safe, accessible and vibrant, preserve and enhance these natural areas and their surrounding waters, promote community by offering resources that support learning, volunteerism, stewardship, recreation and camaraderie, need practice and model environmentally responsible behaviors. For more information, visit their website at www.urbanecologycenter.org.
Dream Bikes: DreamBikes strategically places used bicycle stores in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods to provide hands-on, paid job training to teens. Working in conjunction with local youth organizations, DreamBikes employs teens from the area to work in the store; teaching them how to refurbish bicycles, use the POS software, and to deliver great customer service. DreamBikes provides lifelong skills to our teen employees, helping them to shift gears and find a bright future. For more information, visit their website at www.dream-bikes.org.
Penfield Children’s Center: Penfield Children’s Center creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services and family programing. For more information, visit their website at www.penfieldchildren.org.
Miracle League of Milwaukee: The Miracle League believes everyone deserves the chance to play baseball. The league allows all children to play organized baseball, regardless of ability. Kids with special-needs dress in uniforms, make plays in the field and round the bases, just like their peers in standard little leagues. For more information, visit their website atwww.miracleleaguemilwaukee.org.
Learn more and sign up now at brewers.com/bcf.