In 2010 (Inaugural Ride):
Three neighbors in Wells were discussing the Haiti earthquake tragedy that lead to the unfortunate death of Brtiney Gengel, a Wells, Maine summer resident. One unifying question arose: How could we as a community could honor this young lady’s memory?
The idea of a bicycle ride along the beautiful coast of Wells was launched. Local and summer residents could join together to pay tribute to Britney and raise money for the Be Like Brit Foundation. Within weeks a new web site was born and the Town of Wells agreed to allow this ride to happen!
The 1st Annual Beach Bike ride for Charity took place on Saturday, June 19th 2011 at 7am. Over 60 riders participated and rode the ten mile course that began at the Wells Beach Harbor (at the end of Atlantic Ave.).