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3rd Annual Food Rescue Ride
August 19, 2017
Cherry Creek State Park
This is Denver Food Rescue’s yearly un-gala. We wanna be out on our bikes while we fundraise and celebrate the successes of DFR and our neighborhood partners! Our rad community is passionate about bikes AND healthy food…for all! Join us for a 15 or 30 mile crusie! Some riders dress as their favorite fruit or veggie, others decorate up a trailer pulling 100 pounds of garden soil for an extra challenge. All of us have a great time together and after the ride we party with lunch, drinks, and prizes. You can take in a dip in the reservoir too!
*The trailer-pull is a challenging ride that takes extra strength and equipment. You must provide your own bicycle trailer to participate in the event. Please note the trailer cannot be more than 64 inches long or 32 inches wide. We will provide you with the 100 pounds (the average weight of rescued food a DFR volunteer pulls) of gardening soil (which will be donated to school gardens in our partnering communities), which you will load onto your trailer at the start of the ride and unload upon finishing the ride. You may not ditch any of the contents of the trailer along the way! You can do the trailer pull for either the 15 mile or 30 mile ride option.
*** Prizes will be awarded for top fundraisers, best decorated trailer, and for the best dressed rider in each ride category. There will also be a silent auction.
The Food Rescue Ride is Denver Food Rescue’s (DFR) biggest fundraising event of the year! All registration fees and fundraising amounts go to DFR’s general operating budget. DFR’s mission is to increase health equity in Denver neighborhoods by increasing access to fresh whole fruits & vegetables. We do this by utilizing edible produce that would otherwise be thrown away from grocery stores, farmers markets, & distributors. We then take the food directly from the food donor to our No Cost Grocery Programs (most of the time on bicycles!).
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