Helping Haitians Help Haitians

2022 Ride - October 10-14  

On Monday, October 10th, a team of riders from Outreach to Haiti will be starting the eighth annual bike ride. As with past years, the team will ride 337 miles over 5 days. The bike ride has been planned as a "virtual trip" across Haiti, and we hope to visit some of the parishes and schools in Connecticut that are twinned through Outreach to Haiti with parishes, orphanages, and schools in Haiti. The last two years, due to Covid precautions, we have restricted the rides to within Connecticut.  This year, we wil return to having the ride begin in Maine and include cycling in five of the six New England states.  (We have nothing against Vermont, it just doesn't fit with the flow)

The purpose of the ride is to raise awareness and funds to support our mission in Haiti. Outreach to Haiti has been in Haiti for over 35 years, serving the poor in the Christ Roi (Christ the King) community of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas with a healthcare clinic, food and nutrition programs, education programs, developing and maintaining twinning relationships, cultural immersion trips, and the FAK program, which empowers women to start their own businesses. Our motto is Helping Haitians Help Haitians. More information about Outreach to Haiti can be found on other pages of this website.

The first several years of the ride helped provide funds to rebuild our clinic in Port-au-Prince.  The last couple of years, with the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the ride provided key funds to support our ongoing programs. The goal of this year's ride is also to raise funds to support these programs wherever the need is greatest. Last year, conditions in Haiti  worsened due to COVID-19 and the unrest resulting from the assasination of President Moise.  The unrest has not yet been settled, and the demand for our services has increased significantly. All of our programs have become even more critical than ever. So the people we serve in Haiti ARE IN GREAT NEED OF OUR SUPPORT.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers for a safe and successful ride.


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