LEHIGHTON — The St. Luke’s Hospice Bike Ride, which raises money for hospice education and bereavement programs, is set for June 5, starting and finishing on the D&L National Heritage Trail, Lehighton.
This year’s fundraiser is titled, “A Ride to Remember.” It will push off at 10 a.m. from the trailhead at 200 N. Main Lane and bike enthusiasts may take part in 10-, 20- or 30-mile rides, traversing riverbeds and the canal towpath as well as some paved sections.
Volunteers will hand out water and snacks on the way. There are turnarounds at Slatington and Treichlers, marking the 10- and 20-mile segments. Riders will receive a T-shirt and full boxed lunch upon return.
People can take a virtual ride if they choose not to participate in the in-person event, logging their miles and forwarding their donations to St. Luke’s Hospice.
Michelle Udicious, director of outreach and referral management for St. Luke’s Hospice, said in a release up to 250 riders are expected to participate in the rain-or-shine event, which was canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Current CDC safety protocols will be in effect for the ride.
To register, visit St. Luke’s Hospice 10th Annual Charity Bike Ride — A Ride to Remember, at slhn.org.