FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Open to families and bike riders of all ages, the 2nd annual Habitat for Humanity Bike Ride offers "something for every cycling enthusiast," including routes for families with young children, individual and expert riders. The ride kicks off at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale located at 401 Southeast 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
"Our mission as a church is to do God's work by supporting programs and initiatives which help those in need," said Rev. Dr. Connie Ast Caldwell, Senior Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church. "With our 2nd annual Habitat for Humanity Bike Ride, we are able to help make a positive contribution to Habitat for Humanity by coming together with our community and making the dream of home ownership a reality for one more deserving Broward County family."
The bike ride will raise awareness about the community's need for affordable, safe and decent housing, as well as funds from our riders and sponsors to build a Habitat home for a deserving family in Broward County. Each rider raises funds from family, friends, and neighbors in support of the ride and the cause. Sponsorship and donation opportunities for companies and individuals who aren't able to participate in the ride physically, but can give financially are also available.
Individual riders and families with older children can choose to ride along the beautiful scenic route of A1A with breathtaking views of the ocean while logging mileage in increments starting at 15 miles or go as far north as the Palm Beach inlet (50 miles) before turning around. Families with smaller children have the option of riding around the beautiful, lush green landscapes of the Colee Hammock neighborhood that surrounds the First Presbyterian Church campus. At the conclusion of the bike ride, all riders are invited to return to First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale to enjoy a family-friendly BBQ and fellowship.
Habitat for Humanity has been active in Broward County for 30 years. Since 1983, more than 500 volunteers from the First Presbyterian Church have given their time, talent, and treasure to raise funds, awareness and build safe, decent and affordable homes for families in need. This home will be the 19th completed home built by volunteers from First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale.
Registration is $25.00 per adult or $30.00 per family (one adult and three minors). To register visit http://www.firstpres.cc/bikeride.asp. The deadline for online registration is Thursday, February 13, 2014. You can also register in person during packet pickup on February 14, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Neumann Center (401 Southeast 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301). All those registering online will be asked to remit payment at packet pickup on February 14, 2014.
If you would like to sponsor the event or make donation in lieu of riding or if you would like more information, please contact Kathy Craven, Chair at Phone: 954-593-0423 E-mail: WrCrv@aol.com. Like what First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale is doing? Show it by clicking here.
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 two 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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