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This annual fundraiser, sponsored by Star Building materials, challenges cyclists to complete a four-day, 345-kilometre journey through the Rocky Mountains. Each cyclist has pledged to raise at least $5,000 for Habitat for Humanity to help local families build stability and independence through affordable home ownership.
The funds raised by the cyclists will go directly toward Habitat’s development of 10 affordable homes in the Calgary community of Bowness. The development began November 2017 and is expected to be complete in March 2019.
Affordable home ownership builds long-term stability and self-reliance, empowering families to invest in their futures and creating lasting benefits for their children. In the Habitat model, families work to build their homes alongside Habitat, and then purchase these homes with an affordable mortgage through Habitat, so that they have the stability and financial flexibility to make forward-looking choices.
“The comradery and friendships that I have developed through this ride continue to inspire me every day. I know that the difference that we can make through our fundraising efforts will last a lifetime for the families of Habitat for Humanity.”