The Reel Housewives of Topsail Island is a non-profit organization which uses the money raised from an island bicycle ride to help local breast cancer victims. The 26.2 mile bicycle ride takes place the first Saturday in October every year. The ride will start and finish at the Surf City Soundside Park (the event begins at 8:00AM; the ride starts at 9:00AM). Registration events are held at various local venues leading up to the ride. Join us in making a difference!
Hello Friends my name is Annette Erny. I am the founder of The Reel Housewives of Topsail Island. My journey began in 2010 when I decided I wanted to cross an item off of my bucket list. I always knew how beautiful Topsail Island is but for some reason I've always wanted to ride my bicycle the entire 26 miles of the Island and take in all of Gods beauty that we are so blessed to wake up to everyday. As I was having lunch at Sears Landing with some really great girls I told them about my plan and they decided they really wanted to get involved as well. Note that we are not avid bicyclists so many people thought we were crazy. Unrelated, we had tried earlier that year to start a foundation for breast cancer and realized how much work would be involved. As time grew closer I had more and more friends, and friends-of-friends, come up and ask if they could ride with me and suddenly the light bulb appeared and I realized that this bike ride was going to be my way of starting the foundation. That first year we had 42 women and men who joined the ride.
Raising $2,800.00 & donating to a young local girl our very first year as Reel Housewives of Topsail Island felt so amazing! Since that day we have made the 26 mile Island-wide journey an annual event and are now a true breast cancer foundation. We strive to increase participation every year! We help our local patients and families with whatever we can during their battle with this horrible disease.
The Reel Housewives of Topsail Island has a Board of Directors that consist of seven women: Debbie Pekofsky, Susan Billet, Renee Rhodes, Nealie Williams, Stacie Justice, Desi McAllister, and myself. These women graciously donate their time and knowledge to this cause and I cannot thank them enough.
I can tell you that I have never had Breast Cancer, but I can also tell you that God has continuously tapped on my shoulders to continue his work. Without the help of our community this event would never exist. It takes an army to make this event so successful and I can tell you this community ROCKS!
Thank you for all your continued support. I love you all!!!
We accept donations for our silent and live auctions that are held on the day of the ride.
*To be noted: eBikes can be used for the ride but should not be motorized until riders have reached N. New River Drive, allowing distancing between riders.
Diamond Plus : $5,000+ (includes registration for 20 riders, t-shirts, & lunches)
Diamond: $1,000 (includes registration for 10 riders, t-shirts, & lunches)
Platinum: $500 (includes registration for 5 riders, 5 t-shirts, 5 lunches)
Gold: $300 (includes registration for 3 riders, 3 t-shirts, & 3 lunches)
Silver: $100 (includes registration for 1 rider, 1 t-shirt, 1 lunch)
We always need help from our friendly neighbors! If you are interested in lending a hand to our organization, please contact us. We have many potential opportunities available and would certainly appreciate your time and efforts!
The Reel Housewives of Topsail Island annual bike ride will be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2023; the ride will start and finish at the Surf City Soundside Park; the event begins at 8:00AM… this will include the opening ceremony and you can also register during this time if you have not already done so. The actual bike ride will begin at 9:00AM, leaving from the park and we will then head North. $35 registration fee includes entry to the bike ride, annual RHOTI t-shirt, and a sponsored lunch immediately following the ride.
A nonprofit is as strong as the community that holds it up. Together, we can do more than we can do alone. Let's bring our abilities and passions together to affect real change.
There are many ways to join us and support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways that you can get our message to your friends and family.
PO Box 2067, Surf City, NC 28445
Annette Erny's Cell: 910-228-9960