On a beautiful, clear September morning, about 170 bikers gathered on the Festival Lawn at Pier Village in Long Branch, New Jersey. The second annual Parking for Pete’s Sake Family Beach Bike Cruise was another smashing success, thanks to our faithful friends and sponsors like The Middletown Township Education Foundation and HFCF.
PFPS was originated in 2011 to honor the memory of a special man, Peter J. Smith, Sr. The Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to New Jersey families with significant travel costs when they need to leave their immediate community for specialized care. A diagnosis of a disease brings many burdens to a family when going for treatments; the cost or travel and parking being one of them.
To this date, PFPS has been able to assist twelve local families. We feel so fortunate to be a part of something that can make a family’s journey a little less stressful when one of their loved ones needs to travel for specialized treatment.

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