AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Public service projects for the western Massachusetts Jewish community benefited Sunday from a unique bike ride known as Ride to Provide.
Dozens of bike riding teams representing houses of worship and religious schools raised thousand of dollars. The 8th annual ride to provide began and ended at UMass Hillel in Amherst. Some of the returning riders had completed a 36-mile journey.
Participant Larry Hott told 22News, “This is good work raise money for good causes and I just rode 36 miles, I’m exhausted, I’m hungry and I’m really happy.”
Craig Aannel said, “It’s a beautiful day, this part of Massachusetts has beautiful biking trails, it’s one of my favorite events of the year.”
They’re proud of their efforts, which helped raise some ten thousand dollars providing help for a series of non-profit projects.