Bike for Hope


13th Annual George Thanhauser Bike for Hope

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Each spring, our cycling community takes to the streets of Raleigh to raise funds for the research and treatment of mental illness at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Psychiatry. The 47-mile, 30-mile, and 15-mile routes kick off at TLC for Bikes in charming Lafayette Village; the event culminates in a celebration on the Lafayette green, where participants enjoy food, refreshments, entertainment, and a chance to win terrific prizes in our sponsored raffle.

This year, over 200 participants
raised over $27,000 for the research and treatment of mental illness.

An enormous thanks to the 36 volunteers who helped us manage the event, and to all who supported our riders’ efforts. A particular thanks to our generous sponsors:

And congratulations to our raffle winners:

  • Ketki Tyagi: Domestic Air Travel for 2 from Delta Air Lines
  • Macie Barnhill: Norco Indie 2 Hybrid Bike
  • Ricardo*: $250 Angus Barn Gift Card

(*Ricardo didn’t give us his last name. We assume he’s too famous and important for one, like Cher or Bono.)

Thank you again to all who attended!

Check back in June, when we open registration for the Walk for Hope. And, as always, you can donate to the Foundation of Hope year-round.