Next week I will be riding in the MCC Manitoba Thrift Shop Recycle: Journey For Justice. This week long ride (Aug 25 to Aug 30) will start in Brandon on Monday and finish in Riverton on Saturday. I will be riding about 100KM per day and visiting every MCC Thrift Shop in Manitoba. The ride’s purpose is to promote the thrift shop network and to raise funds for MCC’s Restorative Justice program (Initiatives For Just Communities). All of the stores will be donating their net sales for the day and we have a foundation sponsor to match the first $25,000 raised, plus individual donations. Last year we raised a total of $55,000 and I think we might even beat that this year.
YOU are invited to ride with me (the ride schedule and donation instructions can be found here).
Last year Pete rode with me on the final day from Winnipeg to Riverton. It was a nice ride through the interlake and along the lakeshore from Winnipeg Beach to Gimli and on up to Riverton (about 135 KM). Please let me know if you want to join for any part of the ride – it would be great to have the company (and the draft!). I will see if I can arrange transportation home for you. There is a short 30 minute celebration at each thrift shop where I give a speech and other staff tell some program impact stories. Lots of fun!