The PBA Pantry Pedal is a charity event that is part bike ride, part food drive and lots of fun! Participating riders will buy food items from local grocery stores that will be donated to Minnie’s Food Pantry in Plano. Opportunity for PBA to get wonderful publicity for work outside of cycling.
Minnies’ Food Pantry
Minnie’s Food Pantry is located at the corner of Independence and Parker. There is a need during the summer to feed school children who are not at school to get meals. A list of food staples has been provided to fill this need.
In 2017, Minnie's Food Pantry fed 37,000 people. Of that number, over 10,000 were children.
Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 11am – 2pm
PBA Saturday Ride Central at Northwest Corner of Spring Creek and Coit
No cost to register. Participants purchase approximately $15 worth of food at grocery stores to be donated to Minnie's Food Pantry.
Participants will be given instructions that will identify three zones which will have three grocery stores per zone to visit. Participants will choose one grocery store in each zone. Participants can ride solo or with a team. Teams will be limited to no more than six people. Everyone on the team must stay together and purchase food items at the selected grocery store to be eligible for prizes. For example, if there are five people on a team, there should be five items purchased from each zone.
A family zone will be available allowing young riders to participate with an eye towards safety. (More information at registration table)
Food will be gathered and placed in the PBA Trailer for delivery to Minnie’s Food Pantry. Participants will provide grocery receipts so that PBA can tally the total amount spent on food along with how much food was donated.
Our friends at Performance Bicycle in Plano (6101 K Ave Suite 110, Plano, TX 75074) have offered to all participants a FREE safety inspection and quick adjustment on the bike you will use for the Plano Pantry Pedal. Come by anytime during the week of May 13 - 19 and they will check your gears and brakes and make sure everything is adjusted as best as possible.
Food and drink will be provided at no cost to participants while supplies last. Mexi-Go's restaurant will also have some specials for participants.
There will be prizes for different categories along with a raffle for participants. Current businesses that have donated items include (others being added daily):
Katy Trail Ice House
Plano Super Bowl
Studio Movie Grill
Alamo Draft House
Peg Henderson - Asia Mint Gift Card
Four Bullets Brewery
Amazing Jake's Food & Fun!
Plano Cycling & Fitness
Richardson Bike Mart