The Davidson Housing Coalition’s 8th annual Festival for Hope and Housing will fill downtown with bicyclists and festival-goers this Saturday, Sept. 8. After morning rides of 50K and 100K, the festival on the Village Green will included live music, kids’ activities and food from local restaurants.
Marcia Webster, the housing coalition’s executive director, said the festival is open to all.
“People do not have to be bike riders,” Ms. Webster said. “You can come out to the Green and have lunch. We’ve got musicians playing from 11 to 2 and we’ve got kid friendly activities.”
Davidson businesses joining this year’s food festival include Restaurant X, Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse, Toast Cafe, Davidson Chocolate Co. and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Entertainment will be local musicians Rusty Knox, Sands of Tyme, and Billy Jones.
REGISTER FOR THE RIDES
The 50K and 100K cycling routes wind through the back roads of Cabarrus, Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Rowan counties. Routes are fully equipped with safety and gear vehicles and rest stops. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Davidson United Methodist Church parking lot. The 100K begins at 8:30 a.m., with the 50K departing at 9 a.m.
Events on the Village Green run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
Davidson Housing Coalition also needs volunteers for the event. To offer your services, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The festival and rides are a fundraiser for Davidson Housing Coalition, which develops affordable housing for local families and offers homebuyer education, financial literacy counseling, job-search assistance and other programs, as well as the HAMMERS emergency home repair program.