Last Saturday (November 14, 2015), the first 'Ride To Achieve' took place, in support of the Center for Child and Family Achievement in Trenton. CCFA works with local young people, to support them and give them extra educational opportunities. The organized ride raised money and awareness for the organization.
|As part of the celebrations around 'Ride to Achieve', all the kids at the Center got a bicycle donated by the Trenton Boys and Girls Club Bike Exchange, which trains local people to repair un-needed bicycles and return them to the community. If you have an old bike that you don't need any more, try to drop it off with them. Some of the bikes are pictured here in the schoolyard, along with some 'long bikes' that were used by family riders on the way to and from Trenton.|
All in all, it was a really fun and inspiring trip! Look out for the 'Ride to Achieve' next year, because it's likely to become an annual event. The D&R canal towpath is there 365 days a year, and if you haven't ridden it recently, it's well worth checking out. If the round trip is too much, it's also possible to put your bike on the train in Trenton and come back that way!