On September 15, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services held its 11th annual Cycle of Support Bike Ride. Cycle enthusiasts and casual bikers gathered to participate in the half-day charity event raising $725,000 for a broad range of children’s mental health programs in New York City and Westchester. The ride consisted of three courses, 20- and 62- mile courses for more experienced riders as well as a 10-mile course for casual riders.
There were more than 360 riders, including families, teams and individuals gathered to ride for children’s mental health at Purchase College in Purchase. Snacks and drinks were provided throughout the event, and following the ride, participants enjoyed a festive BBQ, massages, raffles and more. Activities for children included arts and crafts, Tic-Tac-Toe, ring toss, lawn bowling and relay races.
For more than 140 years, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (The Jewish Board) has been helping New Yorkers realize their potential and live as independently as possible. They promote resilience and recovery by addressing all aspects of an individual’s life, including mental and physical health, family, employment and education. Across the five boroughs and in Westchester, they serve more than 43,000 New Yorkers from all religious, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds each year.
For more information, visit www.jbfcs.org.