This is a guest post from Shane Collins, a 3SquaresVT Outreach Coordinator for the Vermont Foodbank who is also a bartender for the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, VT.

“A good cause, a beautiful ride, and great beer,” says one rider, who just finished his fifth Harpoon Point to Point ride presented by National Life Group, when I ask what makes him come back every year. As I pour him a pint of Take 5, he tells me that he is already looking forward to next year’s ride.

Harpoon Point to Point

Shane’s view from the Harpoon Brewery beer tent.

Saturday, August 8th marked the 14th annual Harpoon Point to Point, the biggest and most successful fundraising event of the year for the Vermont Foodbank. As both an 3SquaresVT Outreach Coordinator for the Vermont Foodbank and a bartender for Harpoon, I got a unique glimpse into how both organizations benefit from the event, as well as how much fun the cyclists had during and after their rides.