The MCC Flatlander Bicycle Ride takes place on the third Saturday in September, with this year's ride being on September 17, 2022. The ride is designed to provide an enjoyable bicycling experience for people at all fitness levels. The Flatlander is a benefit for Mennonite Central Committee.
We take ready access to clean water for granted, but many places in our world do not have that luxury. Each year the MCC Flatlander selects a project to provide clean, sustainable water for a group of people. This year we are supporting a major MCC initiative to raise $100,000 for drilling and maintaining wells in villages in Mozambique and bringing piped tap water directly into homes in Nepal— dramatically reducing the amount of time it takes to get drinkable water. Women and girls spend hours searching for water for their families — a task that keeps young girls out of school and women out of work. Without clean water, children get sick from diseases like cholera. Crops wither and livestock die. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to contribute to this huge initiative
Riders are encouraged to ask friends, coworkers, etc., for contributions for the
Flatlander and/or to make a personal contribution above the registration fee.
Contributions can be brought in the morning of the ride.
Contributions (checks made out to MCC Flatlander Bicycle Ride) may be sent to MCC Flatlander Bike Ride, 5745 N. Oliver Rd, Newton, Kansas 67114.
Three main routes are planned, with lengths of approximately 35, 45, and 65 miles. Also available is a family ride of 8-16 miles, depending on rider discretion. All routes will start from the MCC Center, off Highway 15 near 30th Street in North Newton (north of Bethel College).
What to Bring
Each participant should bring a bicycle, helmet, an extra tire tube, and water bottle.
Helmets are mandatory!
Register online at Bikereg.com/mcc-flatlander-bicycle-ride
The cost per adult rider is $30 (before Sept. 6) and $35 after. The cost for kids age 12 and under is $20 (before Sept. 6) and $25 after. Price includes SAG service, map, lunch and T-shirt. Register by Sept. 6 to be assured a T-shirt.
For More Information
contact: Ronn Peters