More than 200 bicyclists hit the roads around Mecklenburg, Iredell and Rowan counties Saturday morning for 50-kilometer and 100-kilometer rides to raise money for the affordable housing efforts of Davidson Housing Coalition. The annual ride, and accompanying Festival for Hope & Housing on the Village Green, brought in more than $26,000 for the DHC, organizers said.
The ridership and income were up this year from a year ago, according to event director Emily Lytle. “I think it was an incredible year for us, especially after the economy of last year. Our sponsors really supported us this year,” she said. Read the full story