Denver Food Rescue is about as grassroots as it gets: The nonprofit's team of bike-riding volunteers rescue fresh fruits and veggies bound for the trash and deliver the produce, a commodity not often available at food banks, to community-run food-distribution organizations. In order to keep rolling, every year DFR invites the public to contribute to the cause at the Food Rescue Ride, a family-style bike ride with fifteen- or thirty-mile options, a Pedalpalooza contraption-riding arena for kids, and a 100-pound trailer-pull ride option (BYO trailer). The ride and after-party run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, at Cherry Creek State Park, 4201 South Parker Road in Aurora (meet at the Smoky Hill shelter); registration fees range from $15 to $30, and you must make a $100 to $200 minimum fundraising pledge. Perks like raffle tickets, T-shirts and goodie bags are all part of the package, though; you’ll also be fed before and after the ride, and treated to free beer and ice cream. Learn more and register at foodrescueride.org.