JOIN US! MARCH 11-12TH 2017
THE PAN-FLORIDA CHALLENGE
180 MILES • NAPLES TO FT. PIERCE
TAKE THE CHALLENGE
The 2017 Pan-Florida Challenge dares riders to pedal 180 miles in 2 days , to provide meals to hungry children in southern Florida. 1: 4 local kids do not know where their next meal is coming from. The more funds you raise, the more meals we buy hungry kids. We can end childhood hunger, one meal at a time, with 2.5 million meals to date! 100% of riders’ donations to go toward feeding hungry kids!
YOUR CHALLENGE INCLUDES:
Comprehensive online fundraising support
OFFICIAL Pan-Florida Challenge™ Cycling Jersey
Multiple food and water stops, and SAG support
Camaraderie of fellow riders and volunteers supporting your ride
Scenic overnight accommodations. Your reservation and bed are included.
Catered breakfast to start your ride.
Catered dinner after Day 1.
Catered breakfast to start Day 2.
Fabulous post ride celebration and Finish Line Party.
HOW THE PFC CHALLENGE WORKS.
We ride to provide meals to hungry children who do not know where their next meal is coming from. 100% of riders’ donations directly fund meals for hungry kids. The fundraising minimum is $1,500. The more money you raise, the more meals are fed to hungry kids. Funds raised in 2016 are feeding 2,500 elementary school children all school year long at 36 schools and aftercare sites in eight Florida counties: Palm Beach, Collier, Lee, Hendry, Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie.
Registration fee is $50, after February 1 registration fee increases to $75.
• Fundraising minimum is $1,500
• 100% of riders’ raised donations go to feed meals to hungry kids
• Personal online campaign fundraising tools, site, social, email, and messaging support included
• May 1, 2017 is the deadline to submit funds raised; remainder funds not raised will be charged to the credit card on file.
“It was awesome – Florida has some beautiful country out there, and the fact that we did this for a great cause, trying to raise 250,000 meals to feed hungry children gives you that much more energy to push through and finish. I enjoyed the camaraderie of the ride, the fellow riders and everyone who shared a passion for the same things, a passion for riding and for going out there to support a cause that is important to us –kids going hungry right in our own community.”
“I had a wonderful time at the 2015 Pan Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids. The sag stops and support were incredible, the passion and effort put into the ride was amazing, and everyone there was having a great time. The most daunting task of, raising the money, was surprisingly easy seeing as people want to help. I recommend this ride to riders of all levels and people from all walks of life.
“I was looking for a way to extend my passion for biking a meaningful way and came across an article in the Florida Weekly about the Pan Florida Challenge and the important cause it supports. I quickly signed up and got engaged. While my focus was to raise money for hungry children, what I didn’t realize was how I was being changed. I came away from the experience with awesome memories, new friends, and a new sense of God’s heart for the needy and that changed my heart forever . I’ll be back next year and I’m bringing my friends. I encourage anyone who is even slightly interested to get on board and get ready for their hearts to be changed….”
Matt McCain writes… “In 2015, I was invited to participate in the Pan Florida challenge. I always thought about riding across the state but the idea of doing it with friends for charity made it far more appealing. My big concern was hitting $1500 in fundraising. I’ve worked on Everyone Rides raising money for the Boys and Girls clubs for 12 years and utilized all my resources for that event.
I agreed to do it and to my surprise the fundraising was incredibly easy. I did it exclusively thru Facebook. Over the course of a few months I posted requests maybe 10 times. I sent a few private messages and that was it. You should know I don’t have 1000 followers on FB. (I use it for friends and family and only have a few hundred). If the fundraising is what is keeping you from committing you are worrying for nothing.
Raising money to feed hungry kids is easier than riding across the state. Luckily the event organizers took care of everything and the ride was an amazing weekend of food and fun. You could go do this event or you could continue to do the same rides you do every weekend.
The choice is yours.”