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Riders Sought for Annual Meals on Wheels Fundraiser
Syracuse University is sponsoring the 2022 Alley Cat Ride, a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels of Syracuse, this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ride will begin at the Syracuse Center of Excellence (SyracuseCoE).
Bicycle riders will deliver “meals”—consisting of clean empty milk cartons—to stops all across the city. There are several route options throughout the city, including a few routes around the University.
The cost is $35 per person, with proceeds benefiting Meals on Wheels of Syracuse.
“Syracuse University has been one of our key community partners. They provide interns and volunteers that help us produce and deliver over 200,000 meals a year to those in our community who might otherwise go hungry,” says Michael Nortman, community relations director for Meals on Wheels of Syracuse.
The fourth annual ride starts and ends at the SyracuseCoE, with event registration also occurring at SyracuseCoE. Each rider will receive a route sheet containing their meal delivery stops, along with a bag of “meals” to deliver.
Riders determine the order of their stops, the path they will take to get there and the members of their team. Riders also choose how many stops they want to make on their route before returning back to SyracuseCoE to complete their ride.
“We are so appreciative that this year Syracuse has not only sponsored the ride, but will host the start and finish location at the Syracuse Center of Excellence. The event is a charity bike ride with an emphasis on fun, and one of our committee members says it is the most fun you can have on a bike,” Nortman says.
This is a family-friendly event. For more information, including how to register, visit the 2022 Alley Cat Ride website.