On the morning of Saturday, June 20, 2015, 97 cyclists took off from Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas, for the 6th annual Bishop's Bicycle Challenge. Riders chose between three routes through West Wichita and rural Kansas, 100K (62 miles), 50K (31 miles) and 20 miles, all starting and ending at Aldersgate UMC. The weather was sunny and humid with a bit of wind.
100 percent of funds raised from the event support the ministry of Open Door, a conference-supported mission agency in Wichita, Kansas. The total amount raised was $10,355 this year. Many registrants said they choose to ride in the Bishop's Bicycle Challenge year after year because they believe in supporting Open Door. 93-year-old Wanda Groves was the oldest cyclist this year, riding a three-wheeled bike for much of the 20-mile route. A young boy also rode with his father this year.
Sponsors for the 2015 ride were:
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