May 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm EDT | by Steve Charing
Ride for the Feast raises $522,000
Ride for the Feast, Bicycle, Moveable Feast, HIV, AIDS, Gay News, Washington Blade

Ride for the Feast raises money for Moveable Feast. (Photo by Daniel McGarrity Photography)

The just completed two-day, 140-mile bike ride from Ocean City to Baltimore on May 11-12 raised $522,651 and counting for Moveable Feast. Since 2003, the event has been one of the principal fundraising sources for the organization.

About two-dozen teams solicit donations and participate in the ride whose length of 140 miles coincides with the distance a Moveable Feast driver must deliver to the farthest client. A record 235 registered riders, 110 volunteers and thousands of donors participated in this year’s event.

Moveable Feast is a longstanding Baltimore nonprofit organization that provides nutritious food for low-income Marylanders living with HIV/AIDS, breast cancer and other life-threatening conditions at no cost.

“I am incredibly proud of my team — all 17 riders and four support and gear and medical staff,” David Sackett, team leader for the Shirley Temples, told the Blade. “They slogged through alternating thunderstorms and sunshine and happily made it safely to complete 140 miles of biking for a great cause.” He said the Shirley Temples raised $50,000, nearly 10 percent of the total.

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