Hearts for our Hospital Big Bike Weekend!
November 9 - 11, 2018
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 Villages Regional Hospital® Auxiliary Foundation (TVRHAF), our club has an open ended commitment to TVRHAF in the pursuit of achieving the fundraising goal. Through the completion of the 3rd Annual Hearts for Our Hospital Big Bike Weekend in November 2017, we have raised $125,000 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 TVRHAF in their support of The Villages 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)
Sunday - Special Free Club Ride for all event participants
> For all our Hearts for Our Hospital Bicycle Challenge participants!
> All ride levels welcome
> “No drop” rides
> Meet afterwards for brunch at the town square*
* Participants in Sunday's Free Club Ride are responsible for the cost of their brunch.
Hearts for Our Hospital Event Website