Doylestown BikeWorks hosted their 1st Annual Charity Food Drive and Bike Race on November 10, 2012. On a warm and sunny day, fifty riders of all ages took to the road to race and help their neighbors in need to benefit Bucks County Housing Group(BCHG). Each rider received a list of non-perishable food items to purchase from different grocery stores on the race route. First ones back won prizes. There was no entry fee, just the cost of the food items each rider purchased. At the end of the day BCHG’s Doylestown Food Pantry received 945 pounds of food for CRANKSGIVING.
“We think this is a great way to combine what we love, riding, and helping our community,” said Fran Taloricco,
one of the owners of Doylestown BikeWorks. “There are other shops and clubs around the country that do this and we think this is a workable idea.” BrianBoger, another owner of Bikeworks added “This is a great turn out for the firstevent. And we are so glad to have this great weather after two week of stormsand cold.” Doylestown Food Pantry Coordinator Kate Bianchini was on hand to
meet riders and share a word of thanks as the riders started. “What a creativeidea,” said Ms Bainchini. “And we need the food , we get a little busier each week.”
Doylestown Bikeworks is a full service independent bicycle dealer located on the Main Street area of Doylestown, PA.
Doylestown Bikeworks represents bike brands about which they are passionate and create a community of like-minded folks who share the passion for bike culture and active lifestyles.Visit www.doylestownbikeworks.com for more information.
Since 1979, BCHG, a non-profit organization, has been assisting homeless and low-income families with programs
that promote self sufficiency, financial security and permanent housing. BCHG is the largest provider of homeless beds in Bucks Countyand operates three community food pantries. Visit www.bchg.org for more information.