Michael V. Webb is proud to be a lifelong resident of St. Charles, where Webb Insurance was founded more than 35 years ago. Michael is active in the local community and the St. Charles chapter of Kiwanis, an international service organization striving to bring aid to children in need.
As a past president and fundraising chairman, Michael is spearheading this year’s 4th annual Cycling for Our Children bike ride, which will begin at the St. Charles Soccer Complex on Saturday, August 11. All proceeds from the event supports Addiction is Real, Inc. (AIR), a St. Louis nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to provide parents with resources to have proactive discussions with their children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
Webb Insurance, The Kiwanis Club of St. Charles and AIR have a shared passion for supporting children to become the future of our community. AIR was chosen as this year’s charity of choice because of their commitment to stop addiction and substance abuse before it happens. According to AIR, parents who talk to their kids early and often about the dangers of drugs and alcohol can reduce their chances of trying them by up to 50 percent.
Riders of all skill levels age 13 and above can register online to join Michael Webb and the Kiwanis Club of St. Charles for this year’s Cycling for Our Children event. Cyclists will be able to set up their fundraising goals via PledgeReg.com after registering for the event. Please note that fundraising is optional, but encouraged. For more information about the event, please see the FAQs below, or visit the online registration page.
Cycling For Our Children Event FAQs
How long of a distance will we bike?
Cyclists can choose from four routes: 12, 24, 32 or 60 miles.
How much does it cost to register?
The early bird registration fee is $35. To register after July 1, 2018 or at the event, the fee will be $50.
Where will we be biking?
This fun ride will take you through the northern portion of St. Charles county, between Mueller Road and Portage/Weber Lake Road. The longer 60-mile ride will go through old town St. Peters, MO, and back to Mueller Park via Highway B and C. Click to view the event route map.
Can I register on-site at the event?
Yes – but, the earlier you register and set up your fundraising goals via PledgeReg.com, the more time you have to get your family, friends and coworkers involved. Pre-registered attendees will also be able to pick up their registration packets ahead of time.
What if I get a flat tire or run out of water during my ride?
There will be a SAG (support and gear) vehicle along the route to help you! Bottled water, fruit and breakfast bars will be provided at the start and finish of the event, along with various rest stations along the way.
Are there any safety rules?
Helmets are required for this event. Children must be able to ride with a registered adult rider. In addition to the brief waiver on the online registration page, there will be an additional waiver signed at the event.
What will I receive as an event participant?
All participants will get an event bag, water bottle and T-shirt. Additional prizes will be available to the top five fundraising riders.
Do I have to bike in the event in order to support Addiction is Real?
There are other options for those who aren’t interested in riding. You can still register as a participant and set up a fundraising goal, or team up with a cyclist riding in the event to help them fundraise. Direct donations can also be made out to The Kiwanis Club of St. Charles MO and mailed to:
Michael Webb, Cycling Fundraising Chairman
571 Jefferson Street
St. Charles, MO 63301