Witches of Delray – Riding Oct 29, 2016

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5th Annual Witch Ride for Charity – Saturday October 29th. 2016.

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About Us

Each year, we gather to decorate our bikes (brooms), dress up in our wicked best witch-ware and raise money for the Achievement Centers for Children and Families.

Our annual Halloween charity bike ride occurs on the last Saturday in October. Our route includes historic downtown Delray, Atlantic Avenue, A1A and ends at the Delray Beach Green Market. At the end of our flight, we have contests for “Best Decorated Bike”, “Best Witch Costume” and “Best Witch Cackle”.

Charity funds are raised through rider fees for the event as well as various fund raising activities leading up to the event.  Please explore our web site to learn more about our charity group and sign up to join the fun.

How to Join Us

  • Sign up for our mailing list. The list is fairly quiet during the year but gets much more active as we get closer to the ride.
  • Next, Watch this web site or Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WitchesOfDelray where Alpha Witch will also post updates and ride information.
  • Register to ride and pay your rider donation online here or at the fundraiser.
  • If you have any questions, contact the “Alpha Witch” via the “Contact” page on this web site.

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Hey witches! Looking for another great biking event? How about a bike ride/scavenger hunt to gather food for Thanksgiving baskets? This year marks the 2nd Annual “Cranksgiving” fundraising event for the Community Caring Center of Greater Boynton Beach, Inc. which will take place Sunday, November 13th from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

We are asking people to come ride with us to 4 area grocery stores to purchase non-perishable items to help us fill 250 Thanksgiving Baskets for our families. Participants agree to spend a minimum of $5 at each store to help stock our food pantry. Drop boxes will be at every store to collect purchases so riders don’t have to carry them on their bike.
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Cranksgiving Bike Ride/Scavenger Hunt!

November 13, 2016, 9:00am - November 13, 2016, 11:30am

This year marks the 2nd Annual “Cranksgiving” fundraising event for the Community Caring Center of Greater Boynton Beach, Inc. which will take place Sunday, November 13th from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. We are asking people to come ride with us to 4 area grocery stores to purchase non-perishable items to help us fill 250 Thanksgiving Baskets for our families. Participants agree to spend a minimum of $5 at each store to help stock our food pantry. Drop boxes will be at every store to collect purchases so riders don’t have to carry them on their bike. People can register on line before November 1st at www.cccgbb.org to reserve your T-shirt size. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for registration after 11/01/2016. Day of ride registration begins at 8 AM. The actual ride starts at 9 AM. The *14-mile roundtrip bike ride starts & ends at the Fish Depot Bar & Grille (formerly the Twisted Fish/Backyard), located at 511 NE 4th St, Boynton Beach, 33435. The registration fee on or before 11/01/2016 is $15.00. Registration after 11/01/2016 is $20.00. In the event of rain, cyclist can drive to the stores to purchase their items for our baskets. Raffles & Prizes awarded for BEST DRESSED TURKEY RIDER. GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE! This is a family friendly event!

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Happiest Halloween Witches! Wishing you a wonderful night filled with your favorite friends and familiars! And candy...lets not forget candy! <3 ...

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What an amazing flight we had witches!! I'm still reeling! Our final hat count was 137! And we raised $6,167.00 for the Achievement Centers for Children & Families!!! You were all so beautiful and your spirit was contagious! Look what we witches can do when we put our hats together!
I want to thank the Delray Beach Police Department for escorting us! Escorting Witches is not for the faint of heart, you were just amazing! We appreciate all you do four our coven and our community!
The City of Delray Beach for allowing the witches to FLY through the streets of our beautiful village by the sea.
Patrick Halliday and the Delray Beach Bike Club for another safe, and super smooth ride! You guys are a fantastic team and we love flying with you! Human Powered Delray and Richwagen's Delray Bike & Sport for providing bike racks and sponsorship.
Lori Nolan and the Delray Beach Green Market for hosting our shenanigans! We love shopping at the end of our flight for all our favorite potion ingredients.
Thank you judges Amanda Perna Strul, Jestena Boughton, and Matthew B Farmer. Your eye for witch style is unparalleled! We are so happy you were all able to join us today!
Robert Geller our emcee who kept the chaos at the market in control.. that's not an easy feat! Witches don't like order! But these ladies were definitely charmed by you!
Our Flying Monkeys Leon Alcivar, Matt Urbany and Mike. You were on top of it all....airing up tires, tying down hats, tabulating contestant winners and keeping us refreshed. You monkeys are one of the most valuable assets a witch can have! And you are one stellar team of monkey awesomeness!
Thank you James Greene for coming out and photographing our flight and shenanigans! Once again you've captured us so beautifully! The witches love you!
Lisa Walsh and your brilliant staff at Tim Finnegans Irish Pub for hosting our Witches Brew fundraiser. Witches can be a tough crowd. But your team spares no detail when it comes to entertaining the coven. We're already excited about our visit next year! And Joanne Ryan for photographing our Witches Brew. You were amazing and what a night! I'm sure there a few of the witches that may cast a spell for evidence to disappear! So back up your files!
Thank you Jane Ellis Ratcliffe our amazing Wordsmith Witch! Every year you conjure up another masterpiece to inspire and excite the witches. This year's poem and your recital of it prove you are a master of your craft!
Thank you dearest Witches of Delray. Some of you just joined us, but some of you have been with us since the beginning five years ago when we started with 10 riders and a spell in our hearts. Every year you surpass your generosity and creativity! What an amazing honor it's been to FLY with each and every one of you! Thank you for making Witches of Delray 5th Annual Witch Ride a fantastic success and coming out to support such a wonderful organization that benefits our community directly.
Happiest Halloween Witches!
xo
Alpha
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Here's the last minute deets witches! Our schedule for all our shenanigans tomorrow. Get into more detail by visiting our website www.witchesofdelray.org. Come FLY with the witches of Delray to benefit the Achievement Centers for Children & Families or just come out to witness the spectacle! Rest up...strap it down..we're in for a bumpy ride! See you in the morning my pretties! <3
7:45 – check in / registration.
8:00 AM to 8:45 – Safety checks, professional photographer Jim Greene will be on hand to capture photos of the pre-flight activities.
8:45 – Rider instructions (Patrick Halliday and the Delray Beach Police Department)
8:55 – Line up for takeoff – Group photo by professional photographer Jim Greene.
9:00 – Witches Take Flight!
9:45 – Witches return to the Green Market. Water station / refreshments / restroom break.
10:00 – Group photo / check presentation.
10:15 – Self-judging to select finalists for best broom and best costume contests.
10:40 – Contest begins featuring local celebrity judges.
11:20 – Contest winners announced.
11:30 – Event wrap up.
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These guys!!!! <3 These are just a few of the members of the Delray Beach Bike Club that will be assisting the Delray Beach Police Department with our flight to benefit the Achievement Centers for Children & Families this year! Delray Beach Bike Club will also have their support vehicle on site to help any witch in distress during the ride. We're all about a safe flight witches...and we could not do it without the help and support of our community. Hats off to you Patrick Halliday and the Delray Beach Bike Club for keeping our flight safe and secure. We can't wait to have you join us again this year! We FLY in 17 hours my pretties! Be there or possibly be square...you never know what kind of spell a witch may cast! ...

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