Oil Heat Cares, a not-for-profit foundation that assists needy persons or organizations with replacement of their heating equipment, is again holding its “Care to Ride” fundraiser. The 2007 Care to Ride event will take place in Hershey, Pa., on May 21, 2007, in conjunction with the National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers convention.

The expanded fundraiser will again feature two bike routes and a walking route, plus a newly added motorcycle route.

Last year’s inaugural event in Hartford, Conn., raised more than $50,000 for the foundation, with 35 corporate sponsors and nearly 70 participants.

Oilheating Journal, Peerless Boilers, Sprague Energy and Burnham Hydronics are already signed on as “Champion”-level sponsors of the 2007 event. “Winner”-level sponsors include Plumbing & Mechanical, Bradford White, R.W. Beckett, Fuel Merchants of N.J., NAOHSM, New England Fuel Institute, Energy Kinetics, Riello, Cocard, Massachusetts Oilheat Council and Wohler.

Each participant or team will be required to make a minimum donation pledge in order to participate. Contact Don Farrell, 973/331-9545, dfarrell@oilheating.com, for more details.