Hearts for our Hospital Big Bike Weekend!
November 7 - 8, 2020
With a current fundraising target of $325,000, the Hearts for Our Hospital Big Bike Weekend is the single largest fundraising activity undertaken by our Club! Working in close partnership with The University of Florida Villages Regional Hospital® Auxiliary Foundation (UFTVRHAF), our club has an open ended commitment to UFTVRHAF in the pursuit of achieving the fundraising goal. Through the completion of the 5th Annual Hearts for Our Hospital Big Bike Weekend in November 2019, we have raised $270,000 of the $325,000 target. As the November event grows in popularity, so do the contributions from our sponsors and riders. We are on a terrific trajectory upward toward reaching the $325,000.
The funds that are raised through the event are put to very good use. About half the money raised is used to support the capital acquisition plans of UFTVRHAF in their support of The UFVillages Regional Hospital®. The other half is targeted to scholarships and tuition assistance for area students pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities in medical or allied health related fields.
Snapshot of the Weekend's Activities
Friday - Cycling Expo & Health Fair
> The newest bicycles and accessories
> Bicycle travel companies
> Booths with information about bicycle clubs of The Villages®
> OneBlood Big Red Bus®
> Free medical information and screenings (blood pressure, hearing, skin damage, and BMI)
Saturday - Bicycle Challenge
> 5 route options: 100, 64, 32, 20, 10 miles
> Rest stops
> Breakfast and lunch
> Mechanical support
> Marked routes
> Public Safety
> Photo Booth
> Door prizes!
> Pledge per mile ridden (optional)
Registration & Information