Spring Thaw Bike Tour Highlights

The 2008 Spring Thaw Bike Tour was a big success! On Saturday, May 10, twenty-five riders rode a combined 910 miles to support our work with homeless families…and raised over $10,000! This was our biggest year ever in terms of riders and funds raised.

Thanks are due to all the riders:
Brian Phillips
Jon Wentling
Suzanne Giuliano
John Kelly
Larry Loser
Bonnie Loser
Tony Blair
Lisa Shenk
Diana Shenk
Jesse Shenk
Steve Schwartz
Josh Benton
Megan Sears
Jim Sears
Merle Reinford
Jonathan Charles
Larry Baum
Bev Anspaugh
Eric Anspaugh
Judy Mellinger
Ron Mellinger
Greg Howe
Jeff Eckert
Linda Bell
Kay Care

And to the following churches and their members for hosting rest stops along the various routes:
Mount Wilson Church of the Brethren (COB)
West Green Tree COB
Elizabethtown COB
Spring Creek COB
Conewago COB

Special Thanks are due to:

  • Darrel Reinford, our founder and Bike Tour Event Coordinator for another excellent year coordinating the event.
  • Palmyra Church of the Brethren for hosting us as our starting and ending location, including breakfast and lunch stop.
  • Michael Collins, Bonnie Loser and Larry Loser for being our hosts and setup/clean-up crew at Palmyra COB.

Individual and Team Prizes

  • Individuals who raised $1000 or more: John Kelly
  • Individuals who raised $500 or more: John Kelly, Brian Phillips, Jeff Eckert, Linda Bell, Megan Sears, Jim Sears
  • Top Individual Fundraisers: John Kelly, Brian Phillips
  • Team of 3 or More Who Raised More than $2000: Team Shenk (Lisa, Diana and Jessie Shenk from Chiques COB)
  • Church Challenge — Team that Raised the Most Money to Support BHA: Team Shenk
  • Church Challenge — Team that Rode the Most Miles (Traveling Trophy): Team Florin COB (Larry Baum, Eric and Bev Anspaugh, and Ron and Judy Mellinger)

All in all it was a fun-filled and meaningful day for everyone involved. Here are some highlights:

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