The Witches Ride Again for CVHN Oct 31
September 1, 2019 by SoWal Staff
The gathering of good witches is upon us!
The Witches of South Walton are set the host the 16th Annual Witch Ride presented by Pizza by the Sea, on Wednesday, October 31 to support the mission of local nonprofit, the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, or CVHN.
“When our founders started the ride in 2004, it was just three of them. It's hard to believe that we have grown to around 350 riders and many more followers,” said Stephen Brinker of the Witches of South Walton. “Our little ride has inspired others around the US to start up rides of their own. We raised more than 15,000 dollars for CVHN. The rides elsewhere raise money for their own charities. It's great to see something as simple as riding a bike can help so many in need. ”
The gathering begins at 6 a.m. at the Gulf Place Amphitheater and the ride at 7 a.m. They head west along 30A for about 1.5 miles before looping back for the Gathering Brunch shortly after 8 am. Ticketed riders can expect to enjoy a leisurely morning bike ride followed by brunch, which includes delicious food and beverages, the opportunity to win incredible raffle and silent auction items, and compete in our Best Dress, Most Witchy Cackle & Best Broom (bike) decor competitions.
“We have participants come in town from all over the country, and every year, riders rave about how much fun this event is,” said Carol Stafford, a ride founder. “Nothing gets you in the spirit of Halloween like dressing as a witch and riding your bike down Highway 30A. We get lots of honks and give lots of cackles!”
To purchase your ride ticket visit www.WitchRide.com or to learn more about the Witches and our events, visit www.WitchesOfSouthWalton.com, Facebook, or Instagram. Admittance to the event is limited to the first 350 to register for the event. Advanced Registration is open for the advanced fee of 50 dollars. T-shirts & early raffle tickets are also available for purchase. Day-of registration may be available for the ride only if the limit for brunch is reached before the event.
Children's Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) works to enhance the lives of uninsured or underinsured school-aged children by facilitating free, immediate access to medical, dental and mental health care in Walton and Okaloosa counties. Serving families from Crestview, Destin, Freeport, Fort Walton Beach, DeFuniak Springs, Santa Rosa Beach and everywhere in between, CVHN exists to ensure all kids are healthy and happy by facilitating the care that children need and deserve.