You know those pesky gawkers who always seem to “challenge” you from a machine over at the gym? While these folks can take a toll on your energy and enthusiasm, there can be a purpose to it. Interested? You chance is quickly approaching.
Each year, Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity hosts Tour de Habitat. This stationary bike race involves teams that compete against each other – all in efforts to raise money for Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity.
Each six-person team competes for most miles biked and most dollars raised for Habitat. This year, the fundraising goal for Tour De Habitat has been set at $40,000.
Elle Tayler, who participated in last year’s event, says she enjoyed being a part of such a meaningful cause.
Members of Tayler's team: "NDID Handlebar Honeys" at the 2011 Tour de Habitat.
“First of all, it feels amazing to be part of a meaningful cause. As for the actual event, it was a blast to see several groups being physically active and having fun with their team themes,” she said. “That was probably my favorite part – dressing up in our crazy costumes and meeting other teams.
You can still sign up! Through February 24, teams can sign up to participate in Tour De Habitat by setting up individual fundraising pages and get ready to spin your wheels! The event is held March 3 at Courts Plus in Fargo.
Each cyclist on the team is encouraged to collect $250 for their fundraising ($1,500 for the team). Reaching your fundraising goal isn’t difficult once each cyclist sets up their own fundraising page at www.firstgiving.com/LAHFH. After reaching out to family, friends, coworkers and neighbors, the generosity is sure to start flowing. The fundraising page securely raises money online up to the day of the event.
Tayler said the fundraising website was easy to set up and use. Several friends and family members can easily be reached through Facebook and e-mail. In addition, it’s great for people to donate and use their credit cards online.
Taylor is an interior designer and believes in helping qualified families achieve their dream of having a place they can be proud to call home.
“Tour de Habitat is a good cause that assists families in our community with finding affordable, safe living. The event itself is a wonderful opportunity to bond with teammates and meet new people while also being physically active!” she said.
Building a team is easy!
Find 5 friends, coworkers, relatives, etc. and come up with a team name. Then register your team by having each member set up their individual fundraising page at: www.firstgiving.com/LAHFH and follow the Team Checklist.
Call Jackie at 218-284-5253 x2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org