Every summer, you ride to alleviate hunger by taking part in the annual LAGSRIDE Bicycle Poker Run. This year’s ride will be held in Waverly on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Ride the beautiful trail, with stops for poker cards and refreshment in Waverly and Denver, Iowa. Registration is $20 per person.

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 just $100 do?

  • $100 can provide one-on-one nutritional advising and postpartum support for a mother and her newborn for five months through Growing Healthy Food, Growing Healthy Children.
  • $100 can teach a family farmer about improved cultivation practices that can help them increase yields and improve household income and food security.
  • $100 can provide a start up loan for a woman in the micro-credit program to pursue her business idea.
  • $100 can offer practical skills training for 20 girls in the Teen Girls Club so they can generate their own income for spending money and not rely on predatory men.