Many West Michigan folks are currently cycling more than 3,900 miles across North America with at least 100 other riders, hoping to raise more than $3 million to help the world’s poor. The group is currently cycling through New Mexico.

Access of West Michigan is teaming up with Sea to Sea for a local ride on Saturday, August 3. This will be a great opportunity to show West Michigan support for the folks cycling across the country with Sea to Sea.  We can show how we feel and join together and take a stand against poverty in our community. This local ride is a great way to make it public.

Access hopes to not only raise $10,000, but also use the local ride to encourage our local community to fight poverty. A key goal of the Sea to Sea tour is to increase awareness about poverty-related issues and encourage people to get involved in helping the poor, whether in their own community or half a world away.

Long and short routes will be available, so this event is great for all ages.  All of the local ride details can be found at

The Sea to Sea 2013 Bike Tour, staged by Partners Worldwide, the Reformed Church in America (RCA), and World Renew/CRWRC—an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in America (CRC), began June 21 in Los Angles, CA., and ends nine weeks later in New York City.

To sign up for the local ride on August 3, visit