Teams and individuals from within the food and beverage trade came together for the Helen David Relief Fund ride on April 23. The charitable event brought together more than 30 bicyclists who raised funds for the nonprofit, which benefits industry peers battling breast cancer via the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) Charity Foundation. Sponsored by Campari, the ride was followed by a reception at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. Companies who donated services included Sentinel Limousine & Coach for transporting riders and FIJI Water. The USBG RI chapter offered logistical support, with riding teams from USBG RI, USBG Boston, USBG New Haven, El Rancho Grande, The Black Sheep Providence, The Dorrance and Johnson & Wales University. Special guest, internationally-renowned mixologist Tony Abou-Ganin, rode with a team. Abou-Ganin founded the fund in honor of his aunt, Helen David, who was a business owner in the bar industry and battled breast cancer during her lifetime. The event raised more than $11,000. Bike rentals were available via Dash Bicycle Shop in Providence in collaboration with the Project Broken Wheel Foundation.
Photos by Laura Widness.