Central Texas cyclists "Ride for Relief"Nov. 5, 2009
A team of cyclists will be making their way through Central Texas on farm roads as they cover over 200 miles in 2 1/2 days. The bikers are raising money for the World Hunger Relief farm.
It's a perfect morning for a ride. It's about 60 degrees, sunny with out a cloud in the sky. The riders are preparing, clipping on their helmets, ratcheting up their shoes, and applying sunscreen. Today they will cover about 80 miles on their journey to Hamilton, TX, where they will rest for the evening.
Joel Scott started the "Ride for Relief" campaign last August as a fundraiser for the farm's endowment. He hopes to raise $5,000 this year, and in the coming years see the "Ride for Relief" grow with more biking participants and sponsors.
The World Hunger Relief Farm is a non-profit organization that educates communities around the world on sustainable farming techniques. While the farm does do a dinner fundraiser and hosts Farm day every year. Joel started the "Ride for Relief" as a way to raise funds without taxing the farm's resources.
This is the first year of the ride, and there seems to be a little uncertainty. However, the riders are enthusiastic. After a moment of warm-up the three took off down the road riding single file along the shoulder.
We'll follow up with the "Ride for Relief" team on Saturday, when they arrive at the World Hunger Farm for Farm Day. More information on the "Ride for Relief" and the World Hunger Relief Farm at KWBU.org. For KWBU news, I'm Jacqueline Deavenport.