Cycling from Philly to DC

A Note from Ben Wideman, Campus Pastor at Penn State University

For a number of years cyclists with Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light have ridden their bikes each spring from State College, Pennsylvania to Washington, DC to raise environmental awareness about climate change and offer a faith-based response to our political representatives in Washington DC. For the first time this year, Pennsylvania cyclists will be departing from two different regions: State College, right in the middle of the state, and new this year, a group leaving from the Philadelphia area.

This year myself and two other Mennonite pastors with ties to the Franconia region are joining the Philly-to-DC trip as participants. I was curious if you’d like to highlight this ride in AMC’s newsletter or blog.

Mike Ford (Youth Pastor at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church) and John Stoltzfus (Dock Youth Minister and the Youth Minister for local Mennonite Conferences) are joining myself as we ride with other people of faith from the Philadelphia area to Washington, DC. Our journey will depart from the beautiful John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, May 13th at 1pm, and will take them through Delaware and Maryland, ending in our Nation’s Capital on May 15th.

We would love your support as we begin this journey! You can follow the bike trip by visiting this website –

If there are individuals or organizations interested in offering their support, they can visit this webpage –

Thank you!

Ben (with Mike and John)

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