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Join us for the 10th annual Tour de Hope, as we take to the virtual streets to 'Ride for Good'. In the face of this global Covid-19 pandemic and the severe disruption to our everyday lives, we're reminded of our founder Mike Darby's spirit, which reflected the principle of "turning lemons into lemonade" - so we're moving ahead with the 2021 Tour de Hope! We are again conducting the event as a virtual ride, asking for your participation and your support for The Hope Center of Kansas City, and its vision of "developing healthy communities where the vulnerable can have hope and flourish."
The Hope Center (THC) provides family outreach programs, child and youth development programs, a charter school partnership with the Kaufmann Foundation, a family healthcare center, and fosters several housing initiatives in the Eastern Kansas City urban core.
All of our proceeds from this 2021 virtual ride will support programs at THC that promote new, STEM-focused learning practices, plus expand upon the 'Safe Spaces' initiative from 2019 - providing secure areas where youth can play and engage with their peers in a safe and positive environment. In addition, THC is struggling in the midst of this Covid-19 pandemic with the funding to support additional cleaning needs, meals for children, and community essentials.
Event details and schedule
Here is how the virtual ride works:
Come participate in our virtual cycling course across Kansas City:
Step 1 - REGISTER!
Hop on your bike anytime from registration through June 30th, 2021 and ride one of our three routes - either 20, 40 or 55 miles. OR MAKE UP A ROUTE OF YOUR OWN!
Take a photo after finishing your ride and share it on our Facebook page. Use the hashtags #IFinishedTdH and #LiveLikeMike
Pick up your commemorative t-shirt for completing the ride. Alternatively, we can coordinate getting your completion items to you.
Come to the post-ride celebration, sponsored by Coach's and KC Bier - location and time to be announced soon.
'Celebrate your accomplishment and the inspiring impact you've made on our community.