Cycling choices

Cyclists prepare to take off on one of the courses in 2012.

The cycling routes at Miles for Matheny, our annual fundraiser and community event, have been designed by the Bedminster Flyers Cycling Club to offer every level of cyclist a rewarding challenge. The cycling courses range from a 10-mile family-friendly ride to the 50-mile Hills of Attrition course with steep climbing hills. In between are a 25-mile ride, 35-mile ride and a regular 50-mile ride.

For the 11th consecutive year, Bedminster, NJ-based Peapack-Gladstone Bank will be the Cycling Sponsor and will make two of its branches available for rest stops. “Peapack-Gladstone Bank,” says Denise Pace-Sanders, vice president brand and marketing director, “is proud to be a continuing supporter and Cycling Sponsor for Miles for Matheny. It gives us great pleasure to assist in raising money for such a worthy cause and for an organization that is very much a part of our community.”

The 16th annual Miles for Matheny will be held on Sunday, April 21 at Liberty Park in Peapack, NJ. The Cycling rides begin at 9:30 a.m. Other activities include the Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk, a USATF-certified 5K Road Race, a Kids Fun Run and The Friends of Matheny “Breakfast of Champions” followed by luncheon refreshments in the park. All funds raised at Miles will help support the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry, which provides medical, dental and therapy care to Matheny’s inpatients and to people with disabilities in communities throughout New Jersey.

Other major sponsors are: Poses Family Foundation, title sponsor; Partlow Insurance Agency; Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C.; Affinity Federal Credit Union; and WCBS-TV and WCBS Newsradio 880. To find out how you can be part of the fun-filled and uplifting event, log onto or call (908) 234-0011, ext. 260.