Mark your calendars for the second annual International Samaritan charity bike-a-thon. Biking for Bowls riders are asked to raise a minimum of $100, which will pay for one child’s school lunch for an entire year.

THE DATES: August 19-21
THE DISTANCE: 335 miles
*Riders can join in for one, two, or all three days.
THE DETAILS: Bicyclists will ride from Ann Arbor to Harbor Springs, tenting overnight at campgrounds in Ithaca and Higgins Lake.
BACKGROUND OF BIKING FOR BOWLS: Last year, Bart Thompson, of Ann Arbor, organized a bicycling fundraising campaign and collected nearly $20,000 to go toward International Samaritan’s school rebuilding efforts in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Thompson and several other volunteers cycled from Ann Arbor to Harbor Springs, Michigan, a total of 335 miles. Bart was inspired to raise funds for I.S. after volunteering on an International Samaritan service trip in Guatemala City in 2007. He is a graduate of St. John’s Jesuit High School and is studying premed at Stanford University.
To participate in Biking for Bowls, email Participants may ride as many miles as they wish. To donate to Biking for Bowls, please call 734-222-0701.