Have a special place in your heart for biking and fundraising for life-threatening diseases? Then this event is meant for you! Hundreds of riders and volunteers will head out on a two-day adventure from Ocean City, Maryland to Baltimore City in support of Moveable Feast. Moveable Feast is an organization that provides meals to those with severe illnesses. The organization serves Baltimore City, the five surrounding counties, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Ride for the Feast
This biking adventure will support and fundraise for Moveable Feast’s mission to provide nutritious meals and other services at no cost to those with severe and terminal illnesses. The 2019 Ride for the Feast will take place Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12. Kicking off on Saturday, May 11 at 7am, riders will start with a 100-mile journey along Maryland’s Eastern Shore. On Sunday, May 12, they will complete a 40-mile ride from Annapolis to Moveable Feast’s headquarters in Baltimore City. They’ll end the event with a post-ride party!
“Ride for the Feast is Moveable’s Feast signature fundraising event that raises a significant amount of money to feed our neighbors in need living with HIV, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. This event brings together so many wonderful people from our community and takes an incredible amount of hard work and dedication from our volunteers, riders, donors, and Moveable Feast staff. 140 miles represents the furthest distance we travel to bring meals to the doorsteps of our clients. We invite the community to get involved and join us as a rider, volunteer, or donor!” said Moveable Feast Executive Director Christian Metzger.
Moveable Feast Board President Peter Jackson participates in this event as team captain for Rebels With a Cause. “The Ride is my favorite weekend of the entire year. You challenge yourself physically, have a great time doing it, and celebrate all the work and fundraising that everyone did on behalf of Moveable Feast. To get to push yourself, to have so much fun, and to know you’re doing it so that Moveable Feast can serve thousands more meals for their clients-in-need in the process; it’s really just incredibly rewarding on so many levels.”
Last year, the organization delivered 743,940 life-saving meals to over 6,000 Marylanders.
Ride for the Feast is Moveable Feast’s largest fundraiser of the year. 100% of the proceeds raised go directly back into the services they provide to their clients. The first Ride for the Feast was in 2003, and since then, has raised over $5 million. The 2019 Ride is the 17th event. Organizers expect this year’s event to raise $800,000.