Hundreds of riders are fighting hunger in Hatfield

Cyclists are riding in the 100 mile ride in the annual Will Bike 4 Food charity

Will Bike 4 Food
Cyclists depart on the 50 mile route at the 6th annual Will Bike 4 Food. (Courtesy: The Food Bank)

HATFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Cyclists are riding in the 100 mile ride in the annual Will Bike 4 Food charity.

Sunday morning marks the seventh annual cycling event supporting the food bank of western Massachusetts. More than 300 cyclists are riding in four different rides, ranging from ten all the way up to 100 miles. The 100 mile riders took off from the Lions Club Pavilion in Hatfield at 6 a.m. They will bike up into Vermont, before looping around and passing through Deerfield, Williamsburg and Northampton, before returning to Hatfield. 

Since Will Bike 4 Food began in 2011, the event has raised more than $400,000, equaling around 1.2 million meals to people in need in western Massachusetts. After the 100 mile ride, the next round of riders took off on a 50 mile ride at 10:15 a.m., followed by shorter rides at 12 and 1:30 p.m.

22News Storm Team Meteorologist Brian Lapis will be emceeing Sunday’s event, starting with the 50 mile ride at 10:15.