This year, participants will have the option of riding along a scenic 25-mile bike route or a new 50-mile route. "Families and cycling enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels are able to participate in the ride," Jackson said. "With different route lengths, and the ability to ride at your own pace, participants can choose to challenge themselves or just have a fun leisure ride with their family and friends."
The ride begins at 8:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, 401 SE 15th Ave., and will continue along Las Olas Boulevard and A1A North to Hillsboro Inlet. The 25-milers will turn around at the inlet, while the 50-milers will turn around at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton. Bikers on both routes will then ride back along A1A South to Las Olas Boulevard and complete their ride at the church. Following the ride, there will be a brunch at the church from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For those who aren't yet comfortable doing long bike rides, Downtown Bicycles will be offering training rides on January 21 and 28 and February 4 at 8:00 a.m. The training rides will depart from their store located at 2571 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Early bird registration (runs through January 20, 2017) is $25 for individuals doing the 25-mile ride and $35 for individuals doing the 50-miler. For those registering after January 20, 2017, the cost is $35 for individuals doing the 25-mile ride and $45 for individuals doing the 50-miler. Please note that in addition to the registration fee, a minimum donation of $100 per person or $500 per corporate team is required to participate. To register, visit http://bit.ly/2k7aJet and complete the online registration form.
The church will need to raise approximately $70,000 to begin construction on the home in Broward County. Once the funds are raised, Habitat for Humanity of Broward County, with the help of volunteers, will conduct a family selection process where they determine, based on income and the ability to maintain a mortgage, the family who will receive the new home.
Additional sponsors of the 5th Annual Habitat for Humanity Bike to Build ride are Straticon, Burdette Beckmann Inc., and Downtown Bicycles.
For more information on the ride, contact First Presbyterian's Habitat for Humanity Mission Steering Committee at (954) 868-9275 or email@example.com.
About First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale
Founded in 1912, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale is located on the banks of the New River in the historic Colee Hammock neighborhood in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. With more than 1,800 members, and a strong core of volunteers, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale prides itself in offering something for everyone, regardless of age. Since 1947, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale has operated Happyland Day School, a pre-school for ages two to Kindergarten that provides a quality Christian environment for the children of the community. Adult, youth and children choirs as well as youth groups offer ample opportunity for fellowship at any age. An Adult Activity Center is open to senior citizens and features weekly lunches, entertainment and monthly bus trips. First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale offers three regular Sunday services as well as special worship services held throughout the year to commemorate significant days. For more information, please visit the website at www.firstpres.cc.
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