Enjoying The Spring Thaw

The Spring Thaw Bike Tour entered its third year this year. On April 21, nine long-distance bikers joined forces to raise sponsorship funds to benefit the women and children in BHA’s program in Harrisburg.

With loops of 50 miles, 100 kilometer and 100 miles, the event is specifically designed to appeal to distance riders and therefore be smaller in number and easier to coordinate…and yet each individual rider did a bang up job of fundraising. Donations are still coming in, and so far our total raised is above $4,000.

It truly was the Spring Thaw Bike Tour this year. As we left the starting point at Palmyra Church Of The Brethren in the early morning hours the temperature was in low 40’s, but by the afternoon as riders were finishing it rose to the mid 70’s.

Thank you to our riders (Scott Blouch, Kirby Brubaker, Peggy Spellman, Josh Benton, Becky Eisenbise, Merle Reinford, Russ Collins, Jon Wentling, and well, myself) for your dedication to BHA through your hard work for this event. And thanks to all the volunteers that managed rest stops, helped with meals or assisted with coordination or prep work.

A special word of thanks is due to Darrel Reinford. He created this event in 2005, and continues to provide excellent leadership as our Bike Tour Coordinator.

You can still sponsor a rider: If you would like to make a sponsorship donation, go to our Online Donation Page to process your donation, and select the name of the rider you wish to sponsor from the drop down list.

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