Ride for Haiti 2012
A goal to raise $30,000 has been set for the Ride to Haiti 2012, an event to raise funds for three Haitian ministries while biking through the northwestern portion of Michigan.
The Ride for Haiti, which is in its fourth year, is a way to increase mission awareness and education about Haiti, support and encourage persons to engage in mission work, and empower the hands-on efforts of those working in Haiti.
The ride, which will take place from June 13-16, will be based in Traverse City, and will includes four day trips with a central camp. The day rides include: the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Leelanau Peninsula, Torch Lake, and the Old Mission Peninsula. Rides will be supported with SAG vehicles and rest stops, and each day will feature a long route (60-70- miles) and a shorter route (35-40 miles).
Each rider is expected to raise a minimum of $400 to participate in the ride in addition to the registration fee. The donations will be split equally to three Haiti ministries:
Registration is open to all capable cyclists with a heart for missions. Cyclists must have health and equipment up to the challenge of consecutive days of riding more than 35 miles. A one-day option is also available with a lower registration cost and fundraising expectation.
For full details on the ride, and to register, visit haitiride.org