Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Biking to Raise Funds for the Children’s Miracle Network

On Saturday, July 16th, INFINITI of Mechanicsburg’s Business Development Manager, Jim Wilson, biked 100-miles in the 6th Annual Tour de Chocolate Town (TdCT) to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.  This was Wilson’s 4th time riding in the TdCT. 

Wilson was introduced to the Hershey bike fundraiser by TdCT founder and neighbor, Jim St John.  Jim St John is a Hershey executive, but still finds the time to organize this event and biking routes each year. The TdCT features four different bicycle routes—15-Miles, 25-Miles, 50-Mile, and the most advanced, 100-Miles.   All routes begin and end from Henry Hershey Field at the Milton Hershey School.  The Hershey Company has raised over $5 million for the Children’s Miracle Network over the years through events like the TdCT.

Wilson continually trains throughout the year for a bike ride of this caliber.  Competing in bike races with his team Blue Mountain Velo and riding for various charity rides helps Wilson stay in shape for a Century (that's biking lingo for 100 miles).  Wilson admits dieting is a huge part of his training as well. His meals consist of fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, healthy oils, vitamins and of course lots of protein!

“It’s really exciting to ride with over 330 people committed to helping this great cause.” Jim Wilson states. “Riding in the TdCT is an enjoyable experience filled with camaraderie and friendly competition.”

Thank you, Jim Wilson for representing INFINITI of Mechanicsburg in the 6th Annual Tour de Chocolate Town.  To learn more about the TdCT, visit their Facebook page.

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