On September 26, 2020, Douglas Elliman will pair up with SoulCycle to host the eighth annual Ride for Love to benefit God’s Love We Deliver.
Over the past seven years Douglas Elliman agents have biked thousands of miles and raised over $1,000,000 for God’s Love and their mission to serve tailored, nutritional meals to those who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. That $1,000,000 translates into about 100,000 home-cooked meals for those in need throughout the New York metro area.
“It is my pleasure to announce that the eighth annual Ride for Love will move forward. The COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating effect on New York has given rise to more than 3,000 new clients of God’s Love We Deliver. We felt it was imperative to continue to help combat hunger across the New York City metropolitan area.”
– Scott Durkin, President & Chief Operating Officer, Douglas Elliman and Member of the Board of Directors, God’s Love We Deliver
Over 60 Elliman agents and staff are expected to ride this year with a goal of raising $200,000 in a reimagined, socially distant Ride for Love allowing riders to take part in a variety of ways and locations. Participants may choose to ride 25, 50 or 100 miles in a location of their choice in small, socially distanced groups of no more than ten people. They may also choose to ride at home on a stationary bike.
SoulCycle, the globally recognized, inspirational fitness experience, has dedicated its Hudson Yards location to allow 40 riders to take part in a socially distanced, 45 minute outdoor class led by one of their popular instructors. Each SoulCycle rider will commit to raising $1,000 with all other riders aiming to raise at least $500.
“It is my pleasure to announce that the eighth annual Ride for Love will move forward,” said Scott Durkin, president and chief operating officer of Douglas Elliman and a member of the board of directors at God’s Love We Deliver. “The COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating effect on New York has given rise to more than 3,000 new clients of God’s Love We Deliver. We felt it was imperative to continue to help combat hunger across the New York City metropolitan area and I am enormously proud of every agent and staff member taking part.”
‘Douglas Elliman remains a dedicated and committed friend and we so appreciate its commitment to raising vital funds and helping spread awareness about the life-affirming work we do.’
– Karen Pearl, President & CEO of God’s Love We Deliver
“God’s Love We Deliver has been proud to partner with Douglas Elliman the past seven years and I look forward to another successful ride this year,” said Karen Pearl, President & CEO of God’s Love We Deliver. “Douglas Elliman remains a dedicated and committed friend and we so appreciate its commitment to raising vital funds and helping spread awareness about the life-affirming work we do providing medically tailored meals – delivered with love – to our neighbors in need.”
Bridget Harvey, founder of The Harvey Team at Douglas Elliman in New York City, will be the ride director again this year, overseeing all volunteers, fundraising initiatives and ride logistics for the partnership between God’s Love and Elliman.
“I am thrilled to have the honor of leading my friends and colleagues on the Ride for Love voyage for a second year in a row,” said Harvey. “It is outstanding that our Elliman community has raised over one million dollars to help those in need and I look forward to increasing that number this year.
God’s Love We Deliver cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves. To support the health of their clients, they also provide ongoing nutrition assessment, education, and counseling. God’s Love is a non-sectarian organization serving people in need and their children and caregivers throughout the five boroughs of NYC, Westchester and Nassau Counties and Hudson County, New Jersey. All of their services are provided free to clients and full of love.
Registration is now live, and the ride is open to the public. Participants can register here.