Folks on Spokes & Step Forward Returns for the 32nd Year. 

On October 1st, 2023, Bridges held its annual cycling and walking fundraising event, Folks on Spokes & Step Forward Ride + Walk, at Fowler Field in downtown Milford. For the 32nd year, hundreds of cyclists and walkers joined together to raise funds and awareness for mental health and addiction recovery services in our community. We are immensely grateful to everyone who participated in our biggest fundraiser, Folks on Spokes & Step Forward, and helped us raise more than $43K! The funds from the event will go towards funding 20+ programs that provide vital mental health and addiction services for individuals of all ages, including children, adults, and families facing challenges.

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We were fortunate to have beautiful fall weather for the coastal bike courses, where riders of all ages and skill levels enjoyed a scenic bike ride. The stunning views and crisp air made for an unforgettable experience. The Remembrance Ceremony prior to the walk was a special moment to honor loved ones lost to suicide, overdose, or any mental health or addiction-related disorder and to lift those currently in recovery. Overall, participants’ presence and commitment to mental health and addiction recovery reinforced the power of community and the positive impact we can make together!

Congratulations to Matt Cowles and Cynthia Dodd, this year’s Honorary Bike and Walk Chairs!

Event photos are now available.

Take a look at the photos from this great day and relive the event’s moments. Thank you to everyone who participated in the event! We are truly grateful for your support and hope to see you there next year!

Thank you to our volunteers, sponsors, and donors whose support ensured the event’s success.