Another one for the books! Coldwell Banker’s Parkway Pedal Ride for Autism was a huge success this year and we couldn’t be any prouder. The celebration, which took place on Saturday, August 27, at the Davis Legacy Event Center in Farmington, raised over $20,000 for the Autism Council of Utah – that’s double the amount that was raised in last year’s event.
The celebration kicked off with a bike ride along the Legacy Parkway trail where more than 200 riders strapped on their helmets and knee guards and peddled their way underneath the glistening summer sun. We even got to see those sporting Coldwell Banker jerseys get in on the biking fun.
Once they finished their route, riders were met with music, food trucks, games and festivities at the popular Carnival for Autism presented by SaharaCares. Kids and adults grubbed on free hot dogs, chips and drinks, and even got to jump in bounce houses and visit the cool reptile and bug exhibits. TV characters also paid a visit to their young fans.
At the carnival, six lucky attendees won a new set of wheels donated by Bingham Cyclery, Chris Jensen, President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Utah, and Duane and Kathleen Koyle of the Coldwell Banker Orem office.
The Coldwell Banker Community Foundation graciously donated all the proceeds from raffle tickets, registration sales, merchandise and donations, which totaled more than $20,000, to the Autism Council of Utah. We can confidently say we surpassed our goal of doubling last year’s donation to this worthy organization.
This event wouldn’t have been the success it was if it wasn’t for the help of our local community. Twenty five Coldwell Banker volunteers spent their time by selling raffle and registration tickets and all the fun Coldwell Banker merchandise. They also assisted with parking, setting up tents for the vendors and registration.
A big shout out to Dan Taylor, Cody Strate, Marilee Inman, Heidi Wight, Linda Hardman, Laura Fidler, Shantal Petersen and Debbie Abbott for being such great team players!
We also want to extend a thank you to the local CBS news affiliate, KUTV, for running our Parkway Pedal Ride for Autism ads two weeks prior to the event and to all of the event sponsors for their hand in making the Parkway Pedal a success – Doug Smith Subaru, Axiom Financial, Okland Construction, Bingham Cyclery, and the Utah Association of REALTORS® – as well as all those who made generous contributions to the Parkway Pedal, the Coldwell Banker Community Foundation and the Autism Council of Utah.
We can’t wait to see what next year’s Parkway Pedal Ride for Autism has in store!
Click here to see more photos of the 2016 Coldwell Banker Parkway Pedal Ride for Autism.