Part bike ride - Part food drive - All fun!
Join us for a family bike ride through Hilltop on Saturday November 14, 2015, from Wright Park to Zina Linnik Park. We'll stop for some play time then pedal to the Hilltop Safeway for a chance to try your hand at family shopping by bicycle. Riders will be asked to purchase a few items (from this list) that will be donated to the Backpack Program at St. Leo Food Connection. Be sure to bring along some way to haul your food items with you on your bike - a bag, a basket, a trailer, etc.
"The Backpack program currently provides two day's worth of food every weekend throughout the school year to more than 750 children at 26 Tacoma and Clover Park Schools. The counselor at each of the schools identifies those students most at-risk of hunger. The St. Leo Food Connection provides each student with six kid-friendly meals and snacks, including fresh fruits and vegetables, every Friday during the school year."We'll then pedal back to Wright Park and meet-up with the folks from Food Connection to make our donation. Cash donations to the Backpack Program will also be accepted.
As usual, rider sign-in starts at 10:30am (at the Wright Park Playground) and we will roll-out at 11am. We will be riding in the street and following the Rules of the Road. (Riders with push bikes or training wheels can ride directly to Safeway along the sidewalk.)
Please plan accordingly and dress for the weather! Helmets for all riders are required.
When: 10:30am, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
Where: Wright Park Playground near 501 S I St, Tacoma, WA 98405
Who: Kids and their Families
Why: Food Drive for the Food Connection Backpack Program (and Learn to Shop by Bike!)
Thanks to the Tacoma Wheelmen's Bicycle Club for sponsoring our events!