Save the Date

The 2018 Outreach for Hope Family Bike Ride will be held on Saturday, September 8.

2018 marks the 11th year for the Family Bike Ride, held in Dousman, WI, and the third year for the Ozaukee County ride (also to be held on September 8). Watch this page, or bookmark www.ofhbikeride.com, for updates and registration information.  Better yet, visit our homepage and scroll down to Sign Up for Outreach for Hope Mailings. Be sure to check  the box “Annual OFH Bike Ride.”

Miles of Smiles – The 10th Annual Outreach for Hope Bike Ride

It was a Family Day for Many

The family theme was evident.  Many families rode together – children with their parents and even their grandparents. Some of the families have ridden together nearly every year.  The Luedtke family was preparing to move to the Twin Cities in a few days, but the girls insisted, “We always ride in the Outreach for Hope Bike Ride,” so it was added into their busy schedule.  David and Barbara Hammer rode 50 miles in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary, which they had celebrated just days before.  A family of 5 from All Peoples Church rode together for the first time and talked about what a wonderful experience it was.  It was that kind of a day.

Fundraising Goal of $110,000 Shattered!

In honor of the 10th Family Ride, the Planning Team had set a lofty goal of $110,000.  That goal has been shattered.  Combining received and pledged gifts, our total is over $136,090!  In addition to many major gifts to the ride, a significant part of this increase came from the many riders this year who committed to raise additional funds in support of their individual and team riders.

Second Year for Ozaukee Ride

Special thanks to the churches in Ozaukee County who also hosted a ride to support Outreach for Hope on September 9.  The Ozaukee bike ride headed north on the Interurban Trail out of Port Washington. It is hoped that this ride will continue to grow in partnership with the ride in Dousman.

Thank You for Your Support

To all of you who rode, sponsored a rider, or donated to Outreach for Hope during the Bike Ride Campaign, Thank You!  Thanks also on behalf of the 19 local ministries Outreach for Hope supports, working to be a sign of hope in communities facing the challenges of poverty.  Next year’s ride is September 8, 2018 – save the date!

Doing the Numbers

Riders registered        289
Volunteers                    80
Families registered      49
Churches represented   55