Fight hunger with Lions
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Past participants of the Hungry Lion Bike Tour celebrate at the finish line.
Past participants of the Hungry Lion Bike Tour celebrate at the finish line.
WHITINGHAM- On September 30, the Whitinham-Halifax Lions will host the sixth annual Hungry Lion Bike Tour through southern Vermont and western Massachusetts. The HLBT attracts riders from across New England, and even as far as New York City, to enjoy fall foliage rides of 10 to 75 miles. As in the past, the 2017 tour will offer cyclists a choice of four rides through a wide range of terrain, from challenging hills to riverside lanes, from rolling countryside to picturesque villages.

The HLBT is a fully supported ride that includes rest stops with healthy snacks, water, and beverages, as well as a barbecue celebration at the finish. Van support is available on the course, and riders are eligible to win a variety of prizes including bike gear and gift certificates from local businesses. All rides start and finish at Town Hill.

The HLBT was created in 2011 to help raise funds to fight hunger in southern Vermont. To date, the event has raised more than $50,000 for the Lions’ annual Holiday Food Basket program, and for local food pantries.

Cyclists who want to enjoy a great ride while helping raise money for a great cause can visit for more details and registration information.
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