Pedal for Project Impact, an organized bike ride that will begin and end at Willmar’s MinnWest Technical Campus, will be held June 16.
I’m on the planning committee for this year’s event.
This year, the event’s second year, will feature three routes: a 20-mile family route on the Glacial Lakes trail and 40- and 60-mile routes that will take cyclist over some the hills and past some of the lakes that make this area such a fun place to ride.
As its name indicates, funds raised by the event will go to Project Impact, a program at Safe Avenues, the local shelter house for victims of domestic violence.
The project provides support and safety planning for children who have lived with violence in the home.
Besides the registration fees riders pay to participate in Pedal for Project Impact, cyclists are encouraged to also collect donations.
Besides the rides, there will also be fun and safety-oriented event for kids at the tech campus and T-shirts for riders.
So mark June 16 on your calendar and be sure to head out to the campus for the big ride.