Walkers, runners and bikers are invited to join the 2021 version of WPAUMC's annual Campership Bike-a-Thon -- a series of five regional events at rails-to-trails locations. Anyone who wants to raise funds to help children and youth attend one of our Conference camps is welcome to participate, regardless of fitness level or ability.
Walking/running/riding the entire distance is not required. Because each walk/run/ride is out and back, participants can choose the distance they are comfortable doing. For example, if a participant only wants to walk/run/ride five miles, they have the option to turn around at mile 2.5.
All trails are handicap accessible and have either a paved or crushed limestone surface. Children and youth are welcome with parents/guardians.
Each of the event sites is part of one of the many incredible rail-trails in Western PA. The events will begin at 9 a.m at the following locations on Saturday dates listed:
The cost of the event is $30, plus a pledge to raise at least $100 for camperships and the Deeply Rooted, Upward Reaching Camping Campaign
. Ask your family, friends or church to sponsor you per mile or per event. Your event registration includes a t-shirt (S-XXXL), light breakfast, ride snacks and water. If you would like to participate in multiple events there is no additional cost. Register for any or all of the dates at https://wpa-reg.brtapp.com/2021BikeAThon
If you or your church would like to sponsor breakfast, help with hospitality for one of the walk/run/ride events, or if you have any questions about the Walk/Ride/Bike-A-Thon, contact Chris Kindle at Chris.email@example.com
To sponsor a participant or to make a general donation to any of the five events, you may send a check made payable to WPAUMC with Bike-A-Thon in the memo line (include the participant’s name if a sponsorship). Checks should be sent to the attention of Kristin Poerschke at WPAUMC/P.O. Box 5002/Cranberry Twp, PA 16066. You may also make an online donation here.