First Things

Something Good

Bike ride to benefit multiple charities

Get ready to pedal and do something good for yourself and others on Sept. 18, when Bike Friendly Kalamazoo hosts its Ride for a Reason to benefit more than 15 area nonprofit organizations.

Ride for a Reason is a bikeathon that begins at 9 a.m. at the Vicksburg Community Pavilion and also ends there. Riders can participate as teams or ride singly. Routes range from 5 miles to 37 miles in and around Vicksburg.

Fundraising riders will select a charity to support, become a member of that charity's team and encourage friends and family to donate to their bikeathon efforts. Non–fundraising riders can also participate.

The bikeathon is a part of BFK's annual Fall Bike Celebration, to be held Sept. 17–19. The cost to register for the bikeathon is $30 for individuals and $55 for families for those fundraising, or $35 per individual and $60 for families for non–fundraising riders. Registration on the day of the event is $40 for individuals and $70 for families for fundraising riders, or $45 for individuals and $75 for families for non–fundraising riders.

For more information or to register, visit fallbikecelebration.org.