The second annual Ride for Reason will start at 9 a.m. June 11. The start and finish of the charity bicycle ride is the First Congregational Church of Holden on Main Street. The ride benefits the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester. The IHN helps homeless families regardless of income and family structure. Twenty-six congregations in the Worcester area, many with assistance from additional congregations, provide meals, shelter and hospitality. Families receive case management, assistance with housing and employment search, accessing support services and advocacy at the IHN day center.
Greater Worcester’s IHN has helped 275 families, with a total 812 individuals, since its formation in 1997.
The ride offers 15-, 30- and 50-mile options. The routes travel along rolling hills through communities north of Worcester, including Holden, Leominster, West Boylston, Sterling and Princeton.