Supporting the Community One Pedal Stroke at a Time
The Spellbound Century is presented by the Spellbound Community Giving Corp and TnT Cycling. Proceeds from the ride benefit community and nonprofit organizations in Burlington County New Jersey.
Since 2015, the Spellbound Century has raised more than $230,000.
It all started in 2015 when after a TNT Cycling club ride from Spellbound Brewing on a frigid November day, Jorge Carmona approached John, Mike and Scott the owners of Spellbound Brewing about creating a charity bike event called the "Spellbound Century." They all agreed. From there the wheels started turning and Mount Holly Township officials were approached about doing a road cycling event to benefit local non-profit organizations. Then, all the different elements of the ride like the farm markets rest stops, beer, pizza, entertainment and more were added to provide a "wow" factor for the riders. Initially, there was a thought that it would only attract about 150 riders, but lo and behold the first year SOLD OUT with 300 participants, and it has grown ever since. The event has sold out months in advance every year since and has attracted more than 5,000 riders from throughout the U.S.
The Spellbound Century has also donated more than $230,000 in its first seven years. The event has provided funding for Mount Holly Recreation Department programs, the Rancocas Valley Little League ballfield, the Sacred Heart School, scholarships for local area high school graduates, a STEM Lab for a local school, free educational programing at the Rancocas Nature Center, improvements to the local business district, K-9 trained dogs for the Mount Holly Police Department and more.
The Spellbound Century has become the largest independent cycling event in South Jersey and draws riders from New Jersey as well as throughout the U.S.
The Spellbound Century Community Giving Corp is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization. The purpose of Spellbound Community Giving Corp is to be a philanthropic charitable organization that educates the public, and advances the social welfare, and public good by raising funds to support and donate to other organizations that: reduce disease, hunger, and poverty; provide relief from natural disasters, storms, and other calamities; educate, promote or advance culture; beautify or improve the community; aid veterans, military, police and first responders; support the youth, youth athletics, youth recreation and other youth programs; reduce prejudice and discrimination; help the disadvantaged, disabled and elderly; and other such organizations working for a better tomorrow or to assist others in need.
Members of the Spellbound Community Giving Corp Board are all volunteers from the community, and they don’t receive any compensation.
Board of Directors
Jorge Carmona, Organizer/Executive Director
John J. Companick, Board President
Richard W. Spitler, Vice President
Lori Mancini, Secretary
Sean J. Kennedy, Treasurer
Mike Oliver, Trustee
Mike Smith, Trustee
Nicole Saucier, Trustee