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Register for the Habitat 500 Bike Ride Fundraiser!

Posted: 2008-04-18 00:00:00

2007 Habitat 500 participants, all 185 of them, pause for a photo after working on the 1500th Habitat home in Perham, Minnesota.

I am anxious for the snow to melt off the trails, because I want to get out and put some training miles on my road bike. I have sent in my registration for the Habitat 500 Bike Ride, a pledged, fully supported 500 mile bicycle ride, benefiting Habitat for Humanity. About 135 riders from Minnesota and other states participate. Last summer 9 riders from North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity raised over $16,000 for Habitat homes in our area.

This year the route will begin in Monticello on July 13, loop through the heart of Minnesota, and end in Monticello on July 19. Riders represent all ages and abilities, united by a goal of providing affordable housing. We would love to have more riders join
us! Or consider becoming one of the many volunteers, who support the ride. For more information, call 218-749-8910.

~ Caroline Owens, Board Vice President