The 4th Annual Bike SONJ: Ride for Inclusion was held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 as part of Special Olympics New Jersey’s (SONJ) Fall Games at Skillman Park in Montgomery, NJ. A total of 89 participants raised over the goal total.
Riders took their bikes out on one of four distances – a 15, 30, 50, or 80-mile ride will enjoying the rolling hills and scenery of Mercer Middlesex, and Somerset Counties. Every rider who participated and reached the $100 fundraising minimum received an event t-shirt, ride bib, and a finisher medal. With so many bikers doing a great fundraising, many qualified for cool incentive items as well. Congrats to the great efforts of Cheryl Wertz, the top fundraiser!
After event check-in, the riders took part in the Fall Games Cycling Opening Ceremony then the participants hit the pavement and rode through some rain to carry on their goal of Riding for Inclusion. After their respective rides, the participants had lunch in Skillman Park and got to interact with each other and take in some of the SONJ athlete cycling competition, seeing firsthand our their funds positively impact the organization.
A special thanks to the following police departments for their support of this event: Montgomery, Hopewell Township, Hillsborough, Franklin Township, Princeton PD, South Brunswick, and the New Jersey State Police. Also, appreciation and acknowledgement to Educational Testing Service and Willows Swim Club for allowing us to user their facilities as rest stops along the courses.
Bike SONJ: Ride for Inclusion is sponsored by the New Jersey Law Enforcement Torch Run and more information can be found at www.BikeSONJ.org.