Angie Hop and Sean Pease have a passion for biking and a love for community. The two have been organizing the Miesville FiftySix gravel road bicycle ride for five years. This year, they wanted to do something different: use the event to make a charitable impact in Dakota County. That’s when they turned to 360 Communities. And we are thankful they did! 

Up until this year, their annual 56-mile gravel bike ride through Dakota County farm country was a free event.
This year, on April 28th, 400 Miesville FiftySix riders registered for the event and more than half donated $56 to 360 Communities. Some employers even matched riders’ contributions. In all, they raised $14,436.88 to support the work 360 Communities does across the county! 

“When it came to partnering up with a charity or group, 360 Communities was an obvious decision for us. They are making a big impact in areas that we feel are not only important but also much needed,” said Pease, “Being local to Dakota County, where the Miesville FiftySix Ride is held, made it an even easier decision – one that stays close to home right in the community where we live.” 

Community partnerships like this generate essential resources for 360 Communities and help us fully support our neighbors in need.  “We hope that our partnership continues to grow and create change through cycling,” said Pease. Thank you to all the riders who came out to support our mission and enjoy the day. Thank you to Sean and Angie for coordinating this generous collaboration. Community partners like them set the bar for commitment to community impact. For a complete photo gallery and video of the event, or to sign up for our online news visit 360communities.org.