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On Sunday, May 6th nearly 200 participants and volunteers gathered in Van Neste Square in Ridgewood to Hike or Bike for Family Promise as we celebrated the 25th  Anniversary of this special event!

It was a fantastic day filled with music, dancing, food, games, giveaways, prizes and of course, the Hike or Bike! Thank you to EVERYONE – our enthusiastic hikers and bikers who braved the weather (again), their families, friends and colleagues who generously supported their efforts, our dedicated volunteers (the best ever) and fantastic, loyal sponsors – for making the Hike or Bike a fun, glorious day and a great success!

Participants chose to either hike or bike a 3-mile route or bike a 15-mile route. Most participants joined one of 15 teams, and encouraged their friends and family to donate to Family Promise in support of their Hike or Bike. Funds raised will support Family Promise’s programs serving homeless working families.

Please share this wonderful video created at last year’s Hike or Bike with all of your friends and supporters!

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Top Hike or Bike Fundraisers
Prizes were awarded to top fundraisers, and those who raised $250 or more also were entered in a raffle to win special prizes.
Here are the top fundraisers and winners:

Top Individual Fundraiser

Richard Chun

Richard and his family have been participating in the Hike or Bike nearly every year since its inception in 1993.
Pictured here is Richard and his son, Thomas.

Top Fundraising Team, 1st Place:
Team God Speed – St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Teaneck

Steve and Beverly Rosignolo are members of this team and participate each year in honor of their son, Adam.

Click HERE to read Adam’s story.


Top Fundraising Team, 2nd Place – Team Fleisher

Top Fundraising Team – 3rd  Place – Family Promise Youth Council

Top Fundraising Team, 4th Place – First Congregational Flyers of the First Congregational Church of River Edge


Winners of Raffle Prizes for Top Fundraisers:

Maureen Hanley – won a new bicycle valued at $500 donated by CycleSport of Park Ridge

Joy Mei Damato (member of the Family Promise Youth Council)– won a game night package donated by the family Promise Board of Trustees