Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

July 9, 2013

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Motorists asked to drive with extreme caution on area roads during bicycling fundraiser

WILLMAR, Minn. — Motorists traveling on area roads are asked to slow down and watch for bicyclists participating in a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser for families in Manitoba, Canada.

Cycle of Hope volunteers left Louisville, Kentucky on June 28 for a two-week journey to celebrate the 20th Annual Cycle of Hope’s 1,000 Miles Home Challenge.
Bicyclists will travel into the area on Wednesday, July 10 as they travel from New Ulm to Willmar on local city streets, as well as county and state highways. On Thursday, July 11 they will depart Willmar and bike through Garfield, Minnesota on their return trip to Manitoba.

Since 1993, the Cycle of Hope riders journey 1,000 miles and raise enough money to enable Habitat for Humanity Manitoba to build a new affordable home for a family in need. The Cycle of Hope has raised over $2.5 million for Habitat for Humanity Manitoba since its inception and looks forward to the annual challenge each year with new and returning cyclists.

For more information, please contact Elaine Smith at 204-235-2181.


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