A bicycle ride by members of the NBC4 family raised nearly $14,000 for a group helping people living with life-challenging illnesses.
NBC4 president and general manager Jackie Bradford, anchors Doreen Gentzler and Wendy Rieger, and reporter Steve Handelsman rode the Mount Vernon trail to raise money for Food & Friends, a group that prepares and delivers specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling for people with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other illnesses.
The ride went from Roosevelt Island to Mt. Vernon and back – about 34 miles. It was a reunion ride of sorts for the NBC4 bike team that raced from 1996 to 2002.