Volunteers still needed for Covington bike ride
The 19th Annual Covington Century Bike Ride will be held at 8 a.m. on Sunday at the Project Adventure Kids campus.
Last year, over 600 cyclists completed the bike ride, which has led it to becoming one of the fastest growing bike rides in Georgia. On Sunday, the event is expecting a turnout of over 700 cyclists.
The charity ride encompasses the rural counties of Newton, Jasper and Walton, and cyclists will travel through historic Social Circle, Newborn, Mansfield and other serene areas within these counties.
The cost of the ride is $35 due on the day of the event. All proceeds from the bike ride will go to Project Adventure Kids.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. followed by a riders meeting that will start at 7:45 a.m. There are multiple dis- tance options of 30, 50, 75 and 100 miles.
However, the fundraiser is in great need of approximately 25 volunteers (adults) to help with the event.
Volunteers are needed for both Saturday and Sunday. From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, help will be needed with loading the items into the truck and putting together SAG items for the rest stops.
From 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday, at least five volunteers will be needed for parking (directing cars where to park). During the same time, at least six volunteers will be needed at the registration desk to assist with signups and handing out goodie bags.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, at least four volunteers will be needed in the dining hall to help prepare and serve the spaghetti dinner.
Project Adventure Kids is a non-profit organization located on a 130-acre campus in Covington that works as a residential program for displaced and homeless Georgia youth. Last year, it worked with 942 kids. The program combines adventure, academics and counseling in a fundamental group environment that helps neglected and at risk youth overcome the barriers they encounter in life.
For additional information, call Donna Auchenbach at (770) 490-8817 or send e-mail to email@example.com or visit the Web site at www. projectadventurekids.org.