Bike for Baruch

 

About the Event

Date: Saturday, July 28
Location: Fred Meijer White Pine Trail

With the coming of warmer weather and hints of summer, we are eagerly anticipating this year’s Biking for Baruch on Saturday, July 28! Rally your friends and family for this day of fun to benefit Baruch Senior Ministries and its communities! Whether to ride, to volunteer, or to donate, all are invited to participate in what we intend to make the best event yet.

Biking for Baruch is not a race but a pledged bike ride with the purpose of benefiting from riding, being outdoors, community, and raising funds for Baruch.

 

Registration to Ride

  • The general registration is a minimum $30 donation
  • Child registration (13 and under) is a minimum of $10 donation.
  • Employee registration is a minimum of $15 donation.

*You have the option to donate more than the minimum registration amount. On the Register Now form, select “Other Amount” and enter the amount in the box.

Register Now

Online registration must be submitted by Monday, July 16, 2018.


Clicking "Register & Pay" below will redirect you to a donation page where you may complete your registration and donate online. If you are not redirected automatically, please visit our donations page to complete your registration. Once your registration is received, we will email a confirmation and updates with more details.

Event Details

Biking for Baruch will take place on the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail between Riverside Park (Grand Rapids) and Sand Lake, a beautiful 25 mile stretch of paved trail. Riders may venture the entire 50 mile round trip (Riverside Park to Sand Lake and back), or they may ride a shorter distance to the turn-around point of their choice, such as Belmont, Rockford, or Cedar Springs.

For those with small children, there are bike paths and playgrounds in Riverside Park that the kids can enjoy.

We encourage those making the 50 mile round trip between Riverside Park and Sand Lake to depart earlier in the morning so that all will arrive back at Riverside Park at approximately the same time for a celebration.

As riders return to the park, we would like to gather together the riders and their families and supporters for a celebration lunch. Food and refreshments will be available as we have the opportunity to hear the stories of the riders and thank all those who rode—be it 5 miles or 50—and their supporters.

In case of inclement weather, check this website for announcements regarding cancelling or postponing the event.

For more information, please call us at 616.719.5100 or email us.

Pledges

Riders are strongly encouraged to ask friends and family to donate per mile they ride or to give a flat pledge to support their efforts and help raise money for Baruch. The pledge money that is raised can be contributed to Baruch to support the programs and services of all of our assisted living communities or to a specific Baruch community of the donor’s choice.

Click to download a PDF of the Pledge Form.

Donations

If you are unable to ride but would like to make a donation to Baruch, please visit our donation page. Your donation will go to Baruch Senior Ministries to use where needed.

If you would like your donation to go to a specific community, you may follow these steps:

  1. Instead of completing payment on the default donations page, use our community search to locate your community’s website.
  2. In the footer of that website, find the “donate” link and follow instructions to “Donate Online.”
  3. Before submitting your donation, please be sure to select the “Biking for Baruch” campaign.

Volunteers Wanted!

We will need many volunteers on the day of the event to help with rider check-in before the ride begins, for break stations along the route, and for the end of the ride celebration. If you would like to donate your time as a volunteer, please contact us at chris.murphy@baruchsls.org or call (616) 719-5492 for more information.

With your help, we can make the 2018 Biking for Baruch a fun-filled success to benefit the residents of our communities. Spread the word and start preparing for your ride!

Thank you to our 2018 Biking for Baruch sponsors!

We appreciate your support.

Official Sponsors

Plante and Moran, PLLC

Voss Insurance Services, Inc.

United Bank

Mercantile Bank

Contributing Sponsors

  • Advantage Benefits Group
  • Buiten & Assoc.
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Macatawa Bank