Featuring a wide range of courses to accommodate bicyclists of all skills levels, the We Promise Foundation Century Bike Tour offered participants the chance to choose between a classic century (100 miles), a 50-mile course or a 33-mile ride. All three-ride distances started and finished at Greenbrier Farms in Chesapeake, Va., where riders were sent-off and welcomed back by the event’s special guests: children whose dreams will be granted thanks to the cyclist’s fundraising efforts.
Several of the area’s largest cycling companies and businesses sponsored the charitable event. Event sponsors included Fat Frogs of Chesapeake, Bike Beat, Chartway Federal Credit Union, WAVY-TV 10, Virginia Beach Printing, Fluidity Integrative Therapy, Premier Events and radio station 105.3. In addition, Just Cupcakes, Panchero’s Mexican Grill and Chick-Fil-A refueled the riders before, during and after the race.
Describing the success of the event and the impact it will have on the lives of local children, We Promise Foundation Chairman, John Blum praised the contributions of its participants. “We are indescribably grateful to our sponsors and riders for clipping in and strapping on their helmets for this endurance challenge. It is an honor to work together to fulfill a common goal – to deliver hope and happiness to courageous children by fulfilling their one dream.”
Since Chartway Federal Credit Union’s charitable arm first began raising money to provide moments of magic to children battling life-threatening illnesses and severe hardship, they have successfully raised more than $4.5 million.
105 Cyclists Begin the Race.JPG – 105 cyclists cross the starting line of the We Promise Foundation 4th Annual Century Bike Tour. Bikers had the opportunity to choose between three ride distances: a classic 100 mile century, a 50-mile course or a 33-mile ride.
About the We Promise Foundation
As the charitable arm of Chartway Federal Credit Union and its divisions of HeritageWest, SouthWest Community and Utah Central, the We Promise Foundation is dedicated to making dreams come true for children battling life-threatening or chronic illnesses. The foundation provides funding within the communities the organization serves with a single goal: to put smiles on children’s faces by making their dreams come true. Since 1999, the We Promise Foundation has raised more than $4,500,000 in support of numerous children’s charities who share its mission. For more information, please visit www.wepromisefoundation.org. Or, follow them at www.facebook.com/
About Chartway Federal Credit Union
Chartway FCU, a not-for-profit financial institution, has been serving members and families since 1959, building a service network that includes 60 branches in 10 states. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, the credit union’s reach extends through Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and Utah. HeritageWest Credit Union and SouthWest Community Credit Union joined the Chartway family in 2010. Utah Central became part of the organization in 2011. Altogether, the organization has assets of more than $1.9 billion and serves nearly 200,000 members. For more information, visit www.chartway.com; or, follow them at www.facebook.com/