In 2012, Steve Angle approached Ron Johnston about a cycling event to raise money for Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center. Not being one to turn down a ride, Ron agreed, and so, along with Rob Marciniak, they embarked on their inaugural Bridge to Bridge tour, riding from Allegan’s 2nd St. Bridge to the Mackinaw Bridge. Initially, the money was to be raised locally through sponsorships but that total was always added to through contributions made by the people they met as the riders made their way north.
For five years, Ron, Steve, and a rotating cast of others made the Bridge to Bridge trip. Before embarking on the ride last year, Angle mentioned that he wanted to do something more local that would get more people involved and raise awareness of Safe Harbor and their mission to keep children safe from abuse and neglect. With that in mind, 2018 marks the inaugural Biking for Bravery.
Biking for Bravery features routes to meet all levels of cycling interests, from a 1-mile fun ride to a demanding, beautifully drawn 80-mile course. Angle and Johnston hope this will be an opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the Allegan area with family and friends while supporting an organization vital to the safety and well-being of our children. All routes include breakfast, rest stops, emergency first aid, and transportation (if needed).
More information and registration is available at safeharborcac.org/bike. See you on the road.