Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cyclists Come into Utah County Again to Help Habitat

Cyclists from all around the country came into Provo on Friday to help Habitat for Humanity of Utah County with some local construction projects. The 31 young adults are part of the national Bike & Build program and are riding their bikes across the country to raise funding and awareness to end poverty housing.

This marks the seventh year Bike & Build has helped Habitat build in Utah County. The dedicated volunteers helped to frame a Habitat home in American Fork and put up siding and install roofing drip edge on Habitat’s Women Build home in Provo on Saturday.

The cyclists started their long journey in Charleston, South Carolina in May and will log over 4,000 miles before they reach their destination of Santa Cruz, California in mid- August. While in Utah County, the cyclists stayed the Provo Seventh Day Adventist Church's Community Center.

Special thanks to Pastor William Davis, Brad and Linda Walton, and the Provo Seventh Day Adventist Church congregation for being such wonderful hosts. Thanks also to Landmark Catering for helping to feed the hardworking cyclists.