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WJW Cycling Event Benefits Hunterdon Food Pantries

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Credits: Diana Davis
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Last year's donations helped Flemington Food Pantry. Credits: Diana Davis
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Credits: Diana Davis
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KINGWOOD, NJ - The Flateau Century is one of the Western Jersey Wheelmen Recreational Bike Club's annual events. The next ride will be held July 16 and registration is available online.

The event includes a century (100 mile), metric century (62 mile) and half-metric century (31 mile) ride through scenic Hunterdon. The ride is fully supported offering SAG, tech support, nutrition and hydration and even pizza and beer after the ride is over.

The Flateau Century is aptly named for the terrain used in these particular routes. The Hunterdon Plateau is 60 square miles of fairly flat farmland west of Flemington, and is a cyclist's paradise. Kingwood is at the western boundary of the plateau and this loop remains on the plateau going along country roads, through woodlands and farmlands.

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This year, the group is expanding its fundraising efforts to include four food pantries in Hunterdon: Fisherman's Mark, Lambertville; Flemington Food Pantry; Star Fish Food Pantry, Whitehouse; and Open Cupboard, High Bridge. A percentage of event proceeds will go to the pantries. Non-perishable donations will also be accepted the day of the event.

Of Hunterdon’s 126,000 residents, an estimated 5,000 have income below the poverty level. Many of those residents, including children and infants, don't get enough to eat without some form of assistance. 

Food pantries depend on the generosity of the community for their existence. Without donations of food and funds, pantries would not exist. More than 80 percent of a pantry’s income is derived from contributions of cash and groceries. 

The Western Jersey Wheelmen is a year-round recreational bicycle club, sponsoring road and off road rides throughout the year and catering to all ability levels. Social events and special rides bring us together periodically throughout the year. For more information, or to become a member, visit its website.

 

 

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