Reposted from Spectrum Local News
Link to story on Spectrum Site withvideo Bikers ride 485 miles to raise awareness for Brady Faith Center BY JESSICA HOUGHTALING SYRACUSE PUBLISHED 8:33 AM ET SEP. 25, 2021
Nearly 50 miles, or 485 miles to be exact. That’s how far Kevin Frank will travel on his bike this week. “I’m wondering if a part of me has lost my mind,” said Frank. He’s doing it all to help raise money for the Brady Faith Center. Kevin is the executive director for the non-profit organization that provides programs and services to help southwest side of Syracuse. One of them being, the 5.8 acre Brady Urban Farm. “These pine chips are wonderful because they keep the weeds out. They look good. They replenish the soil and it’s a way reuse product that otherwise would be thrown away. It’s a win win across the board,” said Frank. More than 50 different vegetables and herbs are grown at the farm, all to give the community better access to food. A lot of the produce is sold down the street at the Brady Market- another extension of the Brady Faith Center. “We’re a very special mission. It’s based on kinship, based on mutual relationships. We work with families, young people, with teens, adults, with seniors in ways that we’re really just building trust and friendships,” said Frank. This community investment model is exactly what Kevin, and three other bikers, hope to tell Congressman Katko about when they reach their final destination in Washington D.C. Raising awareness and funds along the way, their goal is to increase support for a disadvantaged area. “I like to do new things, I like challenges so I said ‘Absolutely, Let’s do it!’ I’m not sure I quite knew what that meant and I’m not sure what it means now, but I’m doing it. We’re really looking forward to and we’re gonna have a lot of fun,” said Frank. Showing what it really means to go the extra mile. To support the Brady Faith Center, you can visit their website at https://bradyfaithcenter.org.