Get Active And Activate Change: Cycle4Change 2022

On May 19, 2022
In Blog

At the Alliance for Health Equity (AHE), our mission is to advance a more equitable, resilient, and healthy community for all. Join us during the month of June by participating in Cycle4Change to improve health, social, emotional, and economic conditions in the Greater Coatesville area. This event is virtual, allowing the opportunity to cycle anywhere and anytime!

Cycle4Change 2022

This year, each mile cycled will be matched as a $1 donation from our Cycle4Change sponsors, with proceeds assisting health, resilience, and inclusivity efforts in the Coatesville community. In addition to participating in a worthy cause, Cycle4Change allows the opportunity to meet and compete with community members and be selected for giveaways and prizes!

Cycle4Change Awards:

  • Most Raised (team captain)
  • Furthest distance team
  • Furthest Distance Individual

Social Media Prizes*:

  • Best Team Photo
  • Best Cycling ‘Fit
  • Best Photo with Cycling Companion (animals included)

*Be sure to hashtag #Cycle4Change on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

To date, the Alliance for Health Equity has distributed nearly $19 million in grants and scholarships that promote health equity, racial and social justice, healthy and safe environments, and more in the Greater Coatesville Area. Your participation in our 2022 Cycle4Change event will support your health, as well as the health of the Coatesville community. Cycling offers many health benefits, and best of all, it is a low-impact activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. We can’t think of a better way to get active and activate change!

Our Favorite Bike Trails

Kimberly Daye-Hardy, the Community Engagement Manager at AHE, loves to ride bikes with her family on Struble Trail. Sitting on the original rail bed of the Waynesburg Rail Line, Struble Trail follows the east branch of Brandywine Creek as it flows towards Downingtown, connecting to several local neighborhoods. Generally flat and perfect for cycling, it also has picnic areas and rest stops.

Another Eastern PA favorite is the D&L Trail, located about an hour and a half north of Chester County. Our new Chief Operating Officer, Nicholas Torres, rode 60 miles over the course of two days on the D&L to stay active during the pandemic. In total, this scenic trail runs over 140 miles in length, following the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers from Philly’s northern metro area to Mountain Top in the Appalachians.

Alyssa A. Kotzmann, our Development Coordinator, also recommends the D&L Trail, as well as the Chester Valley Trail in East Whiteland. Every month, she can be seen cycling with her dad, stopping to pick up cannolis along the way. Currently stretching over 13 miles, the Chester Valley Trail is paved in asphalt and wide enough to accommodate cyclists, walkers, joggers, and in-line skaters. It’s also fully ADA accessible.

Click here to register as an individual or team through our Cycle4Change event portal (or to make a donation). The portal opens on May 16th, 2022, and we’ll provide the tools to make fundraising easy. Then, ride the distance between June 3rd and 30th to make a difference in the community and improve your health at the same time!

The Alliance for Health Equity (formerly Brandywine Health Foundation) is a philanthropic organization striving to advance a more equitable, resilient, and healthy community for all residents of the Greater Coatesville area. We pursue our mission by providing grants and scholarships to local nonprofits and students that address health and economic disparities and social justice. We also build partnership programs and give voice to those often left out of community solution building to improve the overall health of their communities. 100% of contributions go directly to those in need.