On 26 April, Cayman’s cyclists took to the streets, peddling for a vital cause at the 2nd Annual Century Ride and raising funds for Feed Our Future Cayman Islands.

Over 100 riders completed the Ride, which took them through West Bay, George Town, South Sound, East End, Queens Highway (2 times), Rum Point and back to West Bay, riding a total  distance of 105 miles each (that’s almost 12,000 miles total – or nearly halfway around the World) and raising CI$ 4,000 for the deserving charity.

“The Ride was very successful and surpassed our expectations. As a result we have already started planning next year’s event and plan to add other components, including a kids’ ride at Camana Bay as well as an off-road cycling event,” said Craig Merren, President of the Cayman Islands Cycling Assocation (CICA).

Well-attended, the Ride was also supported across the community, with the Premier in attendance and numerous sponsors helping to make the Ride possible, including Crighton Properties, Camana Bay, Ristorante Papagallo, Pepsi, Logic, Mike’s Ice, Island Supply, Jacques Scott, Burger King, Fosters Food Fair, Health City Development, Entech, Progressive Distributors and Massive.

Feed Our Future Chairwoman, Stacey VanDevelde, expressed her thanks to all involved, saying: “It was a powerful demonstration of our community rallying together to combat hunger in Cayman’s schools. Riding enthusiasts of all levels came out in droves to support our most vulnerable, our children. We sincerely appreciate the support of the sponsors, volunteers and riders who contributed to this event’s success and look forward to advancing our partnership with the Cayman Islands Cycling Association and its members.”

With the Ride’s overwhelming support, it is likely to become a new fixture in the cycling scene and another family-friendly community event for years to come.

Raul Nicholson-Coe, Treasurer of the CICA, remarked: “We are proud to support Feed Our Future because of the important social need that they are fulfilling by providing nutritional meals to the less fortunate within our community. The funds raised from this event will provide almost 600 meals to these kids.” (CICA)

The Cayman Reporter: May 15, 2015