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MCC Pedaling for Hope Cyclathon

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) BC
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Sep 16 8:30AM - 12:00PM

Thank you for considering participation in the ninth annual Pedaling for Hopecyclathonon Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the MCC Festival for World Relief.The bicycle ride is one channel to raise funds in support ofMCC programs around the world.

For the 2017 Pedaling for Hope cyclathon, funds raised will be in support of a maternal and child health project in Afghanistan to address high levels of malnutrition and preventable illnesses due to chronic drought and conflict. Activities include nutritional training; training and support for facilities that treat malnutrition; hygiene and sanitation training for adults and school children; as well as constructing wells and latrines at homes, schools and clinics. The project is expected to benefit 121,600 adults and children.

And again this year, there is a commitment from friends of MCC to double the first $100,000 brought in from the cyclists. The total amount the cyclists raise plus the match will be directed to the specific project in Afghanistan and leverage 10:1 Canadian government matching. This means you have the opportunity again, to be part of something EPIC!

THE RIDE:

Two routes have been chosen in order to appeal to a wide variety of peoples skill level -a 20 km flat loopin the country around the Abbotsford airport, anda50kmrolling figure-8 circuit heading north toward the Fraser River and returning to the Tradex view routes from the links above or maps will be available on the day of the ride.Both routes will begin and end in front of the Tradex Building and are self-guided.

NEW THIS YEAR, we will have a 12 km Guided Family Ride.Guides will lead and follow the group so that you can focus on having fun as a family. Additionally, children 12 and under who participate in the ride will receive free admission to the Children's Area at the Festival so plan to spend the day! When registering, select the group option so that you only have to complete one check-out for the whole family.

Plan to arrive between 8 and 8:30 am in order to check-in and submit collected donations. There will be a brief orientation to the routes and support vehicles. The 50 km riders will depart at 9:00 and the 20 km riders will follow.Helmets are mandatory, and water bottles are strongly suggested. There will be one water station on the 50 km route. As the routes are on public roads,alltraffic rules must be observed.

REGISTRATION:

Registration will take place online this year. Please click the green "REGISTER" button at the top right side of the page. You can choose to register as an individual or as a group.

Families, churches, and those wishing to participate as a team can create a group. Multiple registrations can be completed at the same time by selecting the appropriate number of people from the drop-down menu in each ride category, but team members can also sign up individually by searching for a group that has already been created or being invited by someone else on the team. Please call 604-850-6639 and ask to speak with Julia if you are having trouble using this feature.

FUNDRAISING:

Although there is no registration fee, a donation of $50 per rider ($100 per family) is suggested. Please include this donation on your pledge form or give online using the information below. As this is a fundraising event, we ask that each cyclist attempt to raise additional funds.Print off the form (which can be found here) and use it to record the requested information for each donor.Be sure toprint clearlyand remember to include your name, address, and phone number.All donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt.

Donations can be made by credit card here or by calling 604-850-6639.The donor will need to include your (the riders) name in this process.The steps are provided on the site.

On the day of the ride, bring the completed pledge form and all the monies you have collected in an envelope. Submit this at the check-in table, which will be located to the southof the main entrance, close to the inflatable arch. Identify yourself and submit your collected donations. If needed, maps of the routes and contact phone numbers will be available there.

If you have any questions, contact Jon Nofziger atjonnofziger@mccbc.caor call 604-850-6639.

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