Ride to alleviate hunger this summer by taking part in the annual Lagsride bicycle event. This year’s ride will begin in Waverly on Saturday, July 15, 2023. Ride the beautiful trail, with refreshment stops in Waverly and Denver, Iowa. Registration is free! A suggested donation of $25 per person will support Self-Help’s efforts to bring clean water to families in rural Nicaragua. The ride begins at 11 a.m. with registration open at 10:30 a.m. Meet at Kohlmann Park by the shelter near Bremer Ave.

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Ride the Rail Trail to Denver, Iowa, and back with stops along the way. Ambitious riders can also take the extended route to Readlyn as well.

Kohlmann park map labeled

Why Ride?

All proceeds from the Lagsride will benefit Self-Help International, Waverly’s own international non-profit organization, in their mission to alleviate hunger by helping people help themselves. Self-Help provides opportunities for rural farm families in Ghana, West Africa, and Nicaragua, Central America, to improve their quality of life with dignity through improving agriculture, fighting malnutrition, accessing clean water, and empowering women and girls.

What can a donation to Self-Help International do?
$350 can set up one community chlorine bank to distribute tablets to maintain clean drinking water.

$156 can help one youth to start up an ag enterprise like raising rabbits, growing maize or a garden.

$25 can offer a personalized visit and one-on-one advising to help in individual increase food security, dietary diversity and household income.