By Eileen M. Clinton | Contributing writer

They rode and rode and rode. 

The Bike for Brady fundraiser was held Sept. 10 in Syracuse. The idea was to get out and move while supporting and celebrating the mission of Brady Faith Center (BFC), which strives to serve as an oasis for peace, hope and justice on the south side of Syracuse. The mission includes the Brady Farm and the Brady Market.

The goal of the rides was to raise $50,000 for all of the Brady programs that service the near west side of Syracuse. Some rode 40-plus miles; others 10 or 20. All the bike rides started at Brady Farm, off Valley Drive. 

The last bike ride of the day was to send several folks off on their multi-day bike journey to New York City. The group hoped to meet with some elected officials to advocate for the people that BFC serves. Last year, BFC sponsored a bike ride with several participants who rode from Brady Farm to Washington, D.C.

Dan Connors, this year’s ride co-chair, summed it up clearly: “Our fundraising goal is simple: Come and see. Once people see for themselves the extraordinary work being done at Brady, they will want to become more involved.”

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Eileen M. Clinton is a member of the Brady Faith Center Board.

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