2022 Lifeline 100 Bicycle Event Awards $38,000 to Anne Arundel C0unty Non-Profits

Annapolis, MD (October 12, 2022) – The eighth annual Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 Bicycle Event scheduled for October 2, 2022 had close to 1,000 registrants, and was supported by over 100 volunteers and over 25 sponsors. Unfortunately due to weather conditions from Tropical Storm Ian, the event was canceled for safety reasons. Despite the cancellation, the Lifeline hosts (Anne Arundel County Police Department, Anne Arundel County Recreation & Parks, and Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (“BikeAAA”) were able to provide record proceeds of $38,000 to the local non-profit beneficiaries.

This year’s proceeds were generated by registration fees, sponsorships and other in-kind support. A special Hunger Action Month registration drive in September raised $1,800 for the Anne Arundel County Food Bank, which partners with the Lifeline hosts on other programs including Wheels of Hope and Donations in the Parks. A donation of $1,000 was also made to the American Red Cross for Tropical Storm Ian relief efforts. All of the food and water purchased for the event went to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank, The Lighthouse Shelter and the Pascal Senior Center. The following awards were made on October 11 during the Anne Arundel County Bicycle Advisory Commission meeting at the Arundel Center:

● Anne Arundel Crisis Response System $12,500 

● Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County $11,700

● Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails $5,500 

● Friends of Kinder Farm Park $5,500 

The annual Lifeline 100 event is a great experience for people of all ages and abilities and exemplifies the power of partnership among county agencies and non-profits. The event has received the Innovative Program Award from the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association and in 2015 won the Maryland, My Maryland Special Event of the Year. Since the 2014 launch, more than $300,000 has been raised for non-profits. For more about participating, volunteering, sponsoring or partnering on the October 1, 2023 Lifeline 100 please visit www.Lifeline100.com.

Crisis Response System: AACPD Cpl Frederick Bethea, Cpl. Dominic Scali, Crisis Response Leader Jen Corbin, AAC Mental Health Agency Adrienne Mickler, Catherine Gray, Chelsea Bednarczyk, Lt. Steve Thomas, AAC Budget Officer Chris Trumbauer, BikeAAA President Jon Korin 
BikeAAA: AACPD Cpl Frederick Bethea, AACPD Cpl Dominic Scali, BikeAAA Treasurer Lois Findlay, VP Alex Pline, President Jon Korin, AACDRP Director Jessica Leys
FOAACT: AACDRP Bill Martin, Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails President Jack Keene, BikeAAA President Jon Korin, AACDRP Director Jessica Leys
FOKFP: AACDRP Bill Martin, Friends of Kinder Farm Park Jim Rausch, BikeAAA President Jon Korin, AACDRP Director Jessica Leys
AAC Food Bank: AACPD Cpl Frederick Bethea, BikeAAA Director Steve Miller, AACFB Development Director Sarah Reilly, BikeAAA President Jon Korin, AACFB CEO Leah Paley, BikeAAA Treasurer Lois Findlay, AACPD Cpl. Dominic Scali
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