Wigwam Socks and The Salvation Army of Sheboygan have joined forces to organize the first annual Salvation Ride, a charitable bike ride taking place on July 12th. Philanthropy has always been at the heart of Wigwam, and it was Wigwam's forecast analyst, Bob Radzins, who had the original vision for the Salvation Ride. As a new Salvation Army board member and an avid cyclist, Bob decided to combine his drive for giving back with his passion for being active. Together, the two organizations have built a new kind of charity event that everyone in the community will enjoy.
Want to Ride?
The pedals will be turning July 12th so be sure to register you or your group here! All levels are welcome as Salvation Ride participants have the option to choose a 10, 25, 50, 62.5 or 100-mile ride. “We hope to attract hundreds of riders, including individuals, teams and families,” remarks Radzins. “The ride will include rest stops along the course, a sag wagon to pick up riders that are tired or who have experienced equipment problems, and a big post-ride meal.” Additionally, participants will receive a free pair of Wigwam socks! The five marked bike routes are carefully mapped out and clearly labeled to make for a fun, safe day.
What We Are Supporting
Since December 5, 1895, The Salvation Army has been serving the greater Sheboygan area. In 2013 alone, The Sheboygan Area Salvation Army’s 45-bed Emergency Lodge provided 14,216 nights of shelter to the homeless and the food pantry distributed 10,872 bags of food. The free clinic, which offers medical, dental and vision care, served 953 individuals with 1,182 medical tests and prescriptions given. The Salvation Army serves those who are in serious need and budget their services thoughtfully and efficiently.
“The need for all of these services continues to grow rapidly, but the revenue to fund these programs continues to get harder to secure. Recognizing this, we have come up with a fun, community building way to gain a new revenue stream, a charity bike ride.” – Sheboygan Area Salvation Army
Come out and join us!
The Wigwam team is proud to be the primary sponsor of the first Salvation Ride. With your help and participation, we’ll make this a success story and another timeless Sheboygan tradition. Grab your friends and families or organize a corporate group for a fun, community-charged day that will leave you feeling fit and fulfilled. To register or donate, click here. Also, check out www.thesalvationride.org for more details and Like their page on Facebook!