Posted on 11 September 2012.
Jim Mead of Davidson waves as the pack of riders left Davidson United Methodist Church Saturday morning on the 100-kilometer ride as part of the Festival for Hope & Housing. (Bill Giduz/DavidsonNews.net)
About 200 bicyclists and hundreds of festival-goers came to Davidson’s Village Green Saturday for the Davidson Housing Coalition’s 8th annual Festival for Hope and Housing, which netted about $15,000 for the regional affordable housing program.
The festival with food, games and live music followed bicycle rides of 50K and 100K through Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.
The festival and bike rides were 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.
Sept. 11, 2012, DavidsonNews.net Guide page, “LakeNormanMommies sale Sat. in Cornelius; other fundraisers ahead” – a calendar of upcoming fundraisers.
Photos by David Boraks and Bill Giduz
The ride followed country roads in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties (Bill Giduz/DavidsonNews.net)
The a cappella group Sands of Tyme was among the musical entertainment at the Festival for Hope and Housing. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Executive Director Marcia Webster (left) and president Margo Williams manned the information desk. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
A team of riders from Cool Breeze Cyclery posed after riding 50K. From left, Christi Cranford, Heather McFadyen, Ruth Yoash-Gantz, and Pamela Almeida. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Food from local restaurants, including Toast Cafe, was available in a food court. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)