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School on Wheels Organizers Gear up for Rodman Ride for Kids

School on Wheels members met Thursday afternoon for ice cream and to discuss the upcoming charity bike ride.

Even though the ride isn't until September 24, the School on Wheels team is already getting into gear.

Members from School on Wheels of Massachusetts gathered at Wednesday evening to eat ice cream and plan for their upcoming participation in the Rodman Ride for Kids.

Hilliards owner Nelson Fernandes allowed the organizers into his business and even provided free ice cream. Fernadndes is a friend of School on Wheels Board Member Ted Myles.

"Nelson and I are friends," Myles said. "If you can't hit up a friend for free ice cream, who can you hit up?"

The ride, which begins and ends at in Foxborough and consists of a 25, 50 or 100 mile tour, raised $8 million for various area charities last year, including School on Wheels. Since 1991, the event has raised $52 million.

"This event is so well managed," said Myles. "It seems like there's a different volunteer every mile."

The School on Wheels meeting at Hilliards was meant to be a short bike ride to "get people into riding mode," but inclement weather forced riders to stay indoors.

School on Wheels is an organization dedicated to helping area homeless children receive an education. To read more about School on Wheels, click here. To read more about Rodman Ride for Kids, click here.

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