The 2020 Holiday Lights Ride (self guided)

December 19th

As we have all experienced, 2020 has been a tough year. So Maverick Charities and Bike Loudoun are coming together to bring much-needed cheer and support to our local community with a COVID safe solo Christmas lights tour.

The ride will benefit the Ampersand Pantry Project. Please bring 3 or more non-perishable items to Maverick Bikes & Cafe anytime between now and December 22nd and drop them off at our front door collection box.

The 2020 Holiday Lights Ride will start and end at Maverick Bikes & Cafe. Come and ride between 5pm and 7:30pm on Saturday December 19th. Enjoy the lights and renew the spirit of the season in your heart and soul.

The route map link is provided below with this announcement. Please follow safe practices when riding, and for COVID: go in small groups, keep distanced, and wear your mask when appropriate. The ride will take no more than a half hour even at a slow pace. This ride is for fun!

Finally, if you bring three non-perishable food items to Maverick Bikes & Cafe on Friday the 18th and ride the lights ride, you will receive a FREE hot beverage from Maverick Cafe! Choose between drip coffee, hot mulled cider, or hot cocoa to warm you up after your ride! Maverick Cafe staff will be on site until 8pm to serve you and collect your donations.

So, please, come full your hearts with Christmas cheer and help those in need.
We look forward to seeing you on December 18th!


Loudoun Food Pantry Thanksgiving Support Ride

Saturday, November 14, 2020, 9:30 am

Maverick Bikes & Café

32-C Catoctin Cir, SE

Loudoun Hunger Relief packs unused food that was donated by local stores. (Photo by Douglas Graham)

As Thanksgiving approaches, there will be some in Loudoun County who will come up short this year. Many have lost their income due to Covid-19 and the food pantries have already experienced shortages.On Saturday, November 14 at 9:30, please join Maverick Bikes & Café on a ride to Loudoun Hunger Relief’s pantry with our backpacks, panniers, or bike trailers loaded with donations for Thanksgiving. The pantry has requested donations of Thanksgiving Dinner Bags. No perishables please. Gift cards from a grocery store are good too. See below for the list.Following the ride, Maverick Café will have a ribbon cutting at 11:00 with Leesburg Mayor Burk, to celebrate their official opening.Since we will be riding in the street for part of the ride, Leesburg Police Department will participate in the ride with two officers on bicycles.This is a beginner lever ride, no one will be left behind. The route round trip is about 7 miles at an average of 8 mph.Donations will be accepted at Maverick Café ahead of time.Helmets are required. Facemasks are required for pre-ride briefing.Items needed for Thanksgiving Dinner Bag:- Stuffing mix- 4 cans of vegetables- Boxed potatoes (not fresh)- Gravy (no glass please)- Cornbread or biscuit mix- Cranberry sauce- Dessert mix/ingredientsNothing perishable please!- Put a $10 or $20 grocery store gift card in a separate envelope, not in the bag.Can’t make a bag? Give a family dinner by donating $25.For more information about the ride and updates in case of inclement weather, go to…/events/274125722/ .

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