(Information courtesy of Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.)

When their Pittsfield Farmers Market closed due to the pandemic, Roots Rising launched a Virtual Farmers Market to ensure the community’s continued access to fresh food. To help support the market, Roots Rising is now calling on the community for a (socially distant) bike ride challenge: “Ride for Roots Rising”. Between June 20 and June 28, road cyclists and mountain bikers can complete either a beginner, intermediate, or advanced route.

You can register as an individual or gather some friends and form a team. It's entirely up to you. The general registration fee is $25. There is also a low-income registration for $10, and all youth under 12 are free.

Prizes will be offered to the top three teams that fundraise the most and all registrants will be entered to win some additional prizes, including gift certificates from some wonderful local businesses. Again, for all the details please head here.