Bike Rides Held To Benefit YMCA Fund
The Tom Jones Memorial Benefit — the “Schnick Shnack” — was held Sunday. The 25-mile and 10-mile bike rides were held in memory of Tom Jones, a cycling shop owner and promoter, who owned a shop in Wilkes-Barre. He organized group rides on Saturday morning for 26 weeks each year as well as occasional special weekend rides in areas outside the Wyoming Valley. Sunday’s benefit rides started and ended at Vesuvio’s Pizzeria and Ristorante in Drums. All proceeds will benefit the Tom Jones Alumni Scholarship Fund for the Wilkes-Barre YMCA Livestrong Program. The fund helps people who need but can not otherwise afford to continue membership at the Y. Despite the morning rain, riders turned out to support their friend’s cause.