Bike To Build Supports Habitat For Humanity

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Bike to Build for Habitat of Humanity of Cleveland will be held on April 20.  

Early registration will be at Toyota of Cleveland on Friday, April 19, from 5-7 p.m.  Day of check-in and registration begins at 6 p.m. at Bradley Central High School. Participants are asked to sign in one hour before their route starting time.

Standard registration is $40 until the day of the event, and includes a cotton T-shirt, water bottle, goody bag, SAG support, and a free lunch.  For $55, the VIP registration includes the standard registration package, but with an upgraded dri-fit T-shirt, a zippered sport bag, and a carabiner. The registration fee will go toward the building of a Habitat home for a qualified family in Bradley County.  

Ride times:  the 20K starts at 9 a.m., 60K starts at 8 a.m. and 100K starts at 7 a.m.

For more information visit http://www.active.com/cycling/cleveland-tn/habitat-for-humanity-of-clevelands-bike-to-build-2013


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