Portland Trail Blazers great and Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton is hosting a charitable ride Saturday with Bike for Humanity in order to raise money for wildfire relief efforts in California and Oregon.
In the Bike for Humanity press release, Saturday’s event is aimed at wildfire relief, stating, “as wildfires ravage the western United States, Bike for Humanity, the global initiative co-founded by NBA Hall of Fame Center Bill Walton, returns to the streets on Halloween Day to raise much-needed funds for California and Oregon’s wildfire relief efforts.”
Cyclists can sign up for the Halloween Ride at bikeforhumanity.com.
Participation in the event is free, but riders are asked to make a donation and each participant can determine the length of their ride.
The Bike for Humanity organization emphasized that this event is not a group ride and rather an individual ride due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Money raised from Saturday's event will benefit the 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund, facilitated through Oregon Community Foundation and the California Fire Foundation as wildfires have devastated large areas all across the West Coast this year.
Walton, who is known for both his basketball and cycling careers, has shown off his custom Grateful Dead painted bike over the years. He has also ridden in various stages of the Tour of California.
And now you can join him in the Bike for Humanity Ride. For more information check out bikeforhumanity.com.
About the California Fire Foundation
The California Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect. Formed in 1987 by California Professional Firefighters, the California Fire Foundation’s mission includes survivor and victim assistance programs and a range of community initiatives. cafirefoundation.org.
About the 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund
The 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund is a pooled philanthropic fund dedicated to helping Oregon communities recover from the state’s worst fire season on record. The Fund was launched in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust and The Ford Family Foundation. Working in shared purpose, resources will support community-led, equitable investments that bring urban and rural interests together for a stronger, more resilient Oregon. The fund is housed and facilitated through the Oregon Community Foundation.