Vol­un­teers still needed for Cov­ing­ton bike ride

The Covington News - - SPORTS -

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 auchen­bach@com­cast.net or visit the Web site at www. pro­jec­tad­ven­turekids.org.

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