Switching gears

From indoor this morning at the Senior Center to the parking lot of the Church of the Holy Family in Endwell… prepping for the HUGE annual bazaar.

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Service opportunities everywhere!

From line dancing to table tennis

After line dancing, billiards and lunch, the table tennis was rolled out. In no time, one of our cyclists was in a partners game… holding her own with more experienced players.

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Natalie makes a quick return

Once lunch wraps up here, the activity level drops off as seniors head home on public transit. We’ll be moving on soon ourselves to help with a church bazaar setup… taking along fond memories of new connections with the welcoming senior citizens we’ve met.

Tips from the pros…

Who said the only place to learn geometry and physics is in the classroom?

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A Sr. "Pool Shark" shares a tip

Our young male cyclists discovered that the best classroom just might be right here at the Broome West Senior Center!

Line dancing anyone?

Here at the Broome West Senior Center our Youth Cyclists are “mixing it up” with a spirited group of seniors who know how to have a bit of fun!

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Line Dancing at Broome West Sr. Ctr

What looks like fun is far more… being present to men and women decades older. Our teenage cyclists learn by doing that works of charity bring light and smiles to people of all ages.

Rewards come in many flavors!

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After a 2-mile hill climb (and nearly as long downhill run), what better way to reward tired legs than an ice cream cone? Day 3 of the Youth Bike Tour finds all in great spirits… ready to jump in the lake later today at the campground.

In the meantime we are meeting our challenge for this Feast of the Transfiguration, from Pope Francis:  “Jesus is the sun and Mary is the dawn announcing his rising.” 

A great day!

We were blessed today:  fair skies, smooth roads, no cycling mishaps and all back to camp safely.

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Cycling Marshland Rd. In Owego

Watermans Conservation Center in Appalachan provided an outstanding place for our lunch break and a hike.

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All-in-all, we’re pleased with the solid start, the awesome youth and adult volunteers that are making tour #19 a success!

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Ready to roll!

The 19th Annual Youth Bike Tour is underway. We began this afternoon at Hickories Park in Owego, NY, where we are camped for several days as we cycle the hills and valleys of the Southern Tier.

And was the contingent from St. Malachy in Sherburne prepared! 

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12 strong with matching helmuts… not in the boxes for long.

We’re about to begin campfire… building community, exploring our faith and learning that God always has surprises for us along the way. More as we hit the road tomorrow.