One example is Roslyn Heights resident Jonathan Small, who, along with his brother Michael, is organizing the 7th annual Little Shelter Memorial Day bike-a-thon. The ride will begin on Tuesday, May 26, starting in East Hills and ending four days later in Washington, DC.
On his GoFundMe web page, Small explained his project and its importance.
“This bike-a-thon was started by my brother Michael and me to help raise money and awareness for the Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center located in Huntington,” it read. “In the past six years, we have helped raise almost $10,000. This year, we are hoping to bring our total to $10,000. Help us reach our goal so the Little Shelter can continue to do the work they do.”
Small said that last year, the ride was a 100 mile round trip ride, starting in Port Washington and working its way east approximately 50 miles to Blue Point, NY, where the bikers took a break before retuning back to the Port Washington.
This year, Small added, bikers will be riding approximately 300 miles, starting, as noted, in East Hills and ending four days later in the nation’s capital.
“We encourage anyone interested in joining us on this ride to contact the shelter directly for more information,” Small said.
As of press time, the project has raised over $1,200 and Small is confident that its fundraising goal will be reached.