Shekinah Bike-A-Thon 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Windup at Shekinah

Looking for an event to get out of the house and onto your bike? Like to feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face? Like to support a great cause, get together with other people, and have a food-filled windup in one of the most beautiful settings around? The Shekinah Bike-A-Thon is for you!

The Bike-A-Thon was a successful event that raised many needed dollars for Shekinah for many years.  We are thrilled that a few dedicated people have volunteered to get it back up and running. 

To address the fact that not all people are professional - or even really serious - bikers, there will be two distances. All riders will start at Adesa Auctions Saskatoon, which is located at 37507 SK-12. This is near Wyant Group Raceway, just north of Saskatoon. Please park on the south side of the building. The bike-a-thon will start at 9:30am. 

The two distances are as follows:

1) Shorter distance. The bikers will travel from Adesa to Zoar Mennonite Church in Waldheim, SK. This is a distance of approximately 45 km, and there is no gravel to contend with. There will be snacks at the church, and transportation from Zoar to Shekinah is provided.

2) Longer distance. The bikers will travel from Adesa Shekinah Retreat Centre. This is a distance of approximately 65 km. Note that the final  kilometers will be on gravel.

For both distances, there will be a rest station on the way, so you can take a breather if you need it. There will be snacks, water, and toilet facilities provided. A trail vehicle, as well as a mechanic / repair vehicle will be present at all times.

There is no registration fee associated with this event. Instead, we are asking you to raise money through pledges to support the work of Shekinah. Pledge forms can be found by clicking this link. The committee has set an ambitious goal of raising $30,000, so start raising those pledges!

And don't forget the food! When you get to Shekinah, you'll be fed local farmer sausage on a bun and delicious, fresh grown vegetables. Topped off with dessert. It's definitely something to look forward to.

An event like this can't happen without some dedicated volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to take part in this event by driving a support vehicle, setting up and running a rest stop, fixing flat tires or broken bike chains, or many of the other things that need to happen, please see the contact information below.

You might be thinking that you really don't want to ride a bike; instead, you might want to support a rider. If there isn't a rider you know participating in the bike-a-thon, you can still support the event by making a donation. To do so, please click the Donate Now link. In the comments section, just leave us a note as to who you are supporting. 

For more information, here are a few ways to sign up or find out more:

Bert Klassen - 306.281.6577, BertKlassen.wfg(AT)
Pledge Forms

Of course, you can always contact us at the office.

We are looking forward to this exciting event, and we hope you will join us in supporting Shekinah in this fun, community-building way.

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