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Wednesday, July 13 2016

Biking for Buddies 2016

Adapted from a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County (BBBS-FC) press release:

Please join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County (BBBS-FC) on Sunday, July 24, 2016, for a morning of cycling through the scenic hills of Franklin County.  With your $40 registration fee there are 3 rides to choose from and discounts are available for children who participate.  The event features a family friendly 10 mile ride in addition to 25 and 50 mile routes.  As usual, the event will begin and end on the campus of Northfield Mount Hermon School in Gill.

Hillside Pizza of Bernardston and Red Fire Farm of Granby will provide refreshments for all riders at noon.  For a small donation, children and non-cyclists are welcome to join participants for this lunch. Raffle tickets to win a Giant Escape 3 around town bicycle, courtesy of Bicycles and Skis Unlimited of Greenfield, will also be available for purchase.  In addition, the first 75 riders to register will get a T-shirt and goodie bag. To register, or to learn about the routes, go to https://www.bikereg.com/biking-for-buddies

Proceeds from Biking for Buddies fund BBBS-FC programs, which serve local children facing adversity in Franklin County and the North Quabbin.  For almost 50 years, BBBS-FC has been helping local children reach their highest potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with volunteers.  Currently serving about 150 children, BBBS-FC is continually seeking to serve more children who could benefit from mentors.  Mentoring is truly a prevention program, as children with mentors are less likely than their peers to engage in risky behaviors and have been shown to have better relationships with parents and peers and to do better in school.

Program staff will be at the event, ready to take inquiries for new volunteer "Bigs" and to answer questions.  If you, or someone you know, would like to learn more about becoming a mentor, please call (413) 772-0915 or visit www.bbbs-fc.org.

This year's sponsors include Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield Savings Bank, FirstLight Power Resources, Yankee Candle, Sandri Energy, Northfield Mount Hermon School, LaPierre's Media Marketing, WHAI/Bear Country, Stobierski & Connor, and Ramon Financial Services, LLC.

For more information you can also contact the BBBS-FC office at (413) 772-0915.

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County

Big Brothers Big Sisters is dedicated to helping children reach their highest potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with volunteers.  Children are not excluded on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, gender, marital status of parent, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or disability; and volunteer mentors are not excluded on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability.

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County visit bbbs-fc.org or facebook.com/bbbsfc.

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