Seven local non-profits will start the year with a little something extra in their pockets, thanks to proceeds from the sixth annual Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 Bicycle event last fall.
More than 800 cyclists of all ages and abilities pedaled around B&A and BWI Loop trails to help raise money for area charities.
Awards ranging $1,000 to $11,000 went to Anne Arundel Crisis Response System, Recreation Deeds for Special Needs, Tom Caraker Memorial Plaza, Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails, Friends of Kinder Farm Park, Rise for Autism iCan! Shine Bike Camp and Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
One of those programs, Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, “provides a variety of programs that support safe biking,” says president Jon Korin. “We give out helmets to kids and adults in need; run safety programs and offer public bike repair stands, pumps and bike racks. Our Wheels of Hope partnership provides bikes to children and adults in need.”
Hosted by Anne Arundel County Police Department, Anne Arundel Department of Recreation and Parks and Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, the ride featured scenic views of Anne Arundel County.
Participants chose from 100-, 65-, 30- and 15-mile routes.
This year’s record-breaking proceeds of $33,250 is an increase from 2018’s $33,000.
Register for next year’s ride, scheduled for Oct. 4: www.lifeline100.com/register.