8 & 9 May 2023
Bike to Care
An event to support
the catering and hotel industry!
Bike to Care : Why?
In 2022, Pierre-Henry Gagey of Louis Jadot company and his Burgundian friends* created an event called “Bike to Care” to raise funds for associations in the restaurant and hospitality sectors in general that care for people in difficulty, encourage new vocations and support the training of upcoming talent.
During its first edition, in Burgundy, 250,000€ was raised for charities around the world.
A delegation of Bordeaux estates (Haut-Bailly, Giscours and Lynch-Bages) took part in the first edition. They are committed to taking up the torch to organize this sporting and charitable challenge in Bordeaux on 8th and 9th May 2023. Médoc, Graves and Sauternes will be the focus of a course of almost 200 km through the Bordeaux countryside.
Bike to Care : for who?
The aim of each individual racer will not be to reach the finishing post first, but to take up the challenge of completing the course. In addition, each competitor will be expected to raise a significant amount of money which will become part of a kitty.
The entire sum of money raised by the participating teams will be handed over to organisations working towards the training of up-and-coming young chefs and sommeliers.
🇫🇷 France: Association Jean-Claude Vrinat
The French team – regrouping chefs, sommeliers as well as producers from Burgundy and Bordeaux – is raising funds for the Association Jean-Claude Vrinat for the promotion of catering professions. Created in 2019, its main objective is to support young people who wish to enter the restaurant service professions. This translates in particular into the distribution of grants and financial aid to young people who need it to continue their studies and enter working life.
🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Hospitality Action
The wine group Hatch Mansfield has chosen the charity Hospitality Action. This association was established in 1837 and has since offered vital assistance to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK.
USA: Sommeliers: Sommelier Scholarship Fund
The group La Paulée has chosen Sommelier Scholarship Fund, an organization that expands educational initiatives for sommeliers that started in 2014 and have continued over the years with numerous “Sommelier Scholarship” trips to Burgundy and Champagne.
🇺🇸 USA Chefs: Regarding Her
Chef Marc Murphy and a group of American chefs – Mary Sue Milliken, Gabrielle Hamilton, Rocco DiSpirito, Neal Fraser, Aarón Sánchez, David Rose, Elizabeth Falkner, and Heather Freyer have chosen RE:Her a national non-profit on a mission to advance women-identifying and nonbinary food and beverage entrepreneurs and leaders by way of innovative programs that UpliftHER Business, SupportHER Community, and AdvocateHER Industry.
🇺🇸 USA: Harlan Estates: Cameron Thomspon Legacy Foundation
(fundraising – link to come)
Californian wine producer Harlan Estate has chosen the Cameron Thompson Legacy Foundation. The Legacy Scholarship is set to help increase access to professional culinary training as a pathway toward robust careers in food and hospitality for aspiring African American chefs.
De Bruijn in Wijnen has selected Voedselbank an umbrella organization for 172 food banks. The food bank helps 120,000 people every week with food aid and thus prevents food waste.