If you own a bicycle and fancy seeing a lot of Cayman while supporting one of the island’s important charities, you may want to sign up for the Feed Our Future Century Charity Ride, scheduled for April 15.

The Ride has raised almost $25,000 since its inception three years ago, enough to provide 4,000 school lunches to primary school children in need across Cayman.

This annual event takes 80-100 riders around the island to the tune of 100 miles, with a pasta brunch at Ristorante Pappagallo, the starting and finishing point of the route. No doubt, a hearty plateful will be exactly what the doctor ordered after a marathon ride like this one.

One hundred miles may seem somewhat daunting to those who haven’t mounted a bike in a while, so anyone without a hardened posterior can join up as part of a team to break up the distance. Suggestions from organizers are five riders doing 20 miles each, or two riders taking on 50 miles apiece.

“Our annual Century ride is always a powerful demonstration of our community rallying together to combat hunger in Cayman’s schools, with riding enthusiasts of all levels coming out in to support our cause,” says Daniel Cummings, a director of Feed Our Future. “We sincerely appreciate the support of the sponsors, volunteers and riders who contribute to this event’s success and we look forward to another successful ride!”

There will be marked refreshment stops along the way, along with mapped out restrooms; always important. The stops at Frank Sound (on the way out and back) and Rum Point will be stocked with fruit, Gatorade, water, energy bars and gels.

The fun begins at 5 a.m. and ends at noon, when all participants can tuck into a well-earned meal, knowing that they have raised money for a great cause.

Feed Our Future

Feed our Future’s primary mission is to solve childhood hunger and support intellectual nourishment in the Cayman Islands. Through funding a nutritionally balanced school lunch program, it provides low cost or free school meals to children in need in public and private schools. This enriches the child’s learning potential and health while reducing the burden on the community.

The entry fee for the ride is $25 and includes refreshments and brunch. Register online at www.caymanactive.com or in person at Camana Bay on April 7 and 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information about Feed Our Future, visit www.feedourfuturecayman.org or call 916-0923.

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