HOUSTON, TEXAS – On September 24, 2011,
Houston Habitat for Humanity invites friends, supporters and
families to come out and cycle for a cause at Bike to Build,
The family-friendly ride,
State Senator Rodney Ellis
Representative Carol Alvarado
is expected to bring together more than 800
teams, cyclists and friends in an effort to raise funds and
awareness for affordable housing. The ride begins and ends
at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney in Downtown Houston at
8:30 a.m. (rain or shine). The ride offers 10 and 20 mile
courses. The Post Ride Party, at Discovery Green
immediately following the ride, will feature live
entertainment, games and activities for kids and adults.
Other event sponsors include Sysco Corporation, Sun& Ski,
REI, Primeway Federal Credit Union, BikeHouston, and Bayou
“We are truly looking forward to uniting the
community for a fun event and a great cause,” said Algenita
Scott Davis, Houston Habitat Executive Director. “Bike to
Build is a chance for corporations, families and teams to
join together and directly impact the lives of hard-working
Registration fee is $25 per rider and includes t-shirt,
breakfast and snacks throughout the day. The $25
registration fee is available online through September 14.
On site registration the day of the race will be $35.
Participants are encouraged to register in teams.
Youths under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
All riders are required to wear helmets, and encouraged to
carry I.D.s, emergency contact information and a cell phone.
SAG support will be available along the route.
Houston Habitat is also offering sponsorships for the ride,
including tent setups and goodie bag inserts. Information
on how to register, start or join a team, set a goal, and
begin raising money to help hard-working Houston families
realize their dreams is available on our website at
For more information, contact Kathryn Smith
at 713-627-8777 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about
becoming a sponsor, please contact Holly Myers at
713-671-9993, x241 or email to
Houston Habitat for Humanity:
Since 1987, Houston Habitat for Humanity,
along with thousands of sponsors and volunteers, has built
more than 850 affordable homes for purchase by hard-working,
low-income Houstonians. Qualified Houston Habitat homebuyers
agree to a no-interest mortgage and contribute 300 hours of
"sweat equity" in lieu of a down payment. Partner families
are also provided with classes on money management and home
maintenance. More information about Houston Habitat and the
Houston Habitat ReStore, a discounted building supply
outlet, is available at
www.houstonhabitat.org or by calling 713-671-9993.