People are Riding Bicycles from Rockford to the Quad Cities to Help End World Hunger #CycletoSynod

Tuesday, June 12, people from across the stateline ages 12-70, are bicycling from Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockford to Augustana College in Rock Island to raise awareness for world hunger. This 120 mile, 4 day trek begins at 9am on Tuesday and ends Friday morning at Augustana College.

Cyclists have received pledges to support the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s World Hunger Campaign (http://elca.org/hunger). ELCA World Hunger supports health clinics to water wells, microloans to food pantries, all gifts to ELCA World Hunger get at the root causes of hunger and poverty locally and in nearly 60 countries around the world.

The ride includes visits to congregations enroute to build relationships and share the ministries of ELCA World Hunger. The complete schedule is

June 12

  • Leave Trinity Lutheran, 200 North First Street, Rockford at 9:00 am
  • Arrive at All Saints, 624 Luther Drive, Byron for lunch between 11:30 am and noon.
  • Arrive Trinity Lutheran, 308 E Brayton Rd, Mt. Morris 5pm for dinner and first night

June 13

  • Depart Trinity, Mt. Morris 9am
  • Arrive St. Mark’s 201 N Division Ave, Polo for morning rest stop 10am
  • Arrive Trinity Lutheran, 707 Stover St, Milledgeville lunch 12:00 pm
  • Arrive Bethesda Lutheran, 301 West South St, Morrison 5:30pm dinner second night

June 14

  • Depart Bethesda, Morrison 9am
  • Lunch stop on the bike path
  • Arrive First Lutheran, 1600 20th Avenue, Rock Island 5:30 pm

June 15 Bike into Centennial Hall, Augustana College 9am

The ride begins with a send-off celebration at 9AM at Trinity Lutheran, 200 N First Street, Rockford. We invite media to join us at anytime during the trip. To find us during cycling times, please contact driver, Katie Gallagher 630-200-3288. More information and donations can be made at https://nisynod.org/cycletosynod/

The Northern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA.org) is a gathering of people created by God in Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, called and sent to bear witness to God’s creative, redeeming, and sanctifying activity in the world. The synod is comprised of nearly 150 individual congregations in the following counties in Northern Illinois: Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lee McHenry, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Warren, Whiteside, Will, and Winnebago. Find out more at nisynod.org.

For more information, contact Amy Hoening #CycleToSynod organizer at RalmMail@aol.com or 815-677-7465.