VSECU was proud to be a part of the 2010 Harpoon Point to Point Bike Tour to benefit the Vermont Foodbank on Saturday, August 14. Now in its ninth year, the Harpoon P2P is the largest fundraiser for the Vermont Foodbank. This year, 480 bike riders participated in the bike tour. There were three different tours to meet varying fitness levels: 25 miles, 50 miles and 115 miles. Major sponsors for the fundraiser included Harpoon Brewery, The Point Independent Radio, WCAX and the Vermont Foodbank.
In addition to being a corporate sponsor of the event, VSECU registered its own team of riders for the 25-mile bike tour and provided volunteers for the Rest Stop/Water Station in Brownsville. Not only was it a charitable event for a great cause, it was also a fun way to get outdoors and view the beautiful southern Vermont countryside—and eat a delicious barbecue at the end of the bike tour!
The goal is raise $150,000, and so far, donations stand at $89,000. If you would like to make a personal donation to the Vermont Foodbank, please visit their website at http://www.vtfoodbank.org/donate/.
Photo 1 (top): Some of the VSECU bike riders and rest stop volunteers come together at the post-ride barbecue at the Harpoon Brewery, Windsor, Vermont.
Photo 2: VSECU volunteers had a great day staffing the last rest stop on the tour in Brownsville. Riders could choose from three bike tours: 25 miles, 50 miles and 115 miles.
Photo 3: VSECU bikers are ready to ride the 25-mile loop around the countryside surrounding the Harpoon Brewery.
Photo 4: VSECU staff directed tired bikers to the refreshments and beverages provided by the Vermont Foodbank.