Biking for Baruch
About the Event
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Location: Fred Meijer White Pine Trail
Summer will be here before we know it, and we are eagerly anticipating this year’s Biking for Baruch on Saturday, July 27! Biking for Baruch is a pledged bike ride to raise funds for Baruch and its communities, with the added benefits of riding, being outdoors, and community. Ride, Donate, or Volunteer—there are many ways to be part of this fun, family-friendly fundraiser! All are welcome to participate, so invite your friends and family! Lunch will be provided!
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.
Rider check-in will be at the Island Shelter Pavilion in Riverside Park from 8am-9am. We encourage those making the 50 mile round trip between Riverside Park and Sand Lake to depart at approximately 8am so that all will arrive back at Riverside Park at approximately noon.
An official Biking for Baruch bag and dry-fit t-shirt, as well as water and snacks, will be provided upon check-in. There will also be break stations with refreshments along the trail in Rockford and Sand Lake.
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.
Registration to Ride
- The general registration is a *minimum $30 donation
- Child registration (13 and under) is a *minimum of $10 donation.
- Baruch 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 Donation Amount” and enter the amount in the box.
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.
If you are unable to ride, but would still like to donate, 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:
- Instead of completing payment on the default donations page, use our community search to locate your community’s website.
- In the footer of that website, find the “donate” link and follow instructions to “Donate Online.”
- Before submitting your donation, please be sure to select the “Biking for Baruch” campaign.
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 email@example.com or call (616) 719-5100 for more information.
With your help, we can make the 2019 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 Sponsors
Voss Insurance Services Inc.
Advantage Benefits Group
Buiten & Assoc.
Gordon Food Service
Health Cap Helping Hands
Quality Aluminum Products