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Habitat ride set for May 29

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In conjunction with the Awake the Lakes summer celebration, Habitat for Humanity will host its fourth annual Bicycle, Motorcycle and Vintage Car Ride.

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The event will take place Saturday, May 29, starting and ending at Big Ole Central Park.

Bicycles will ride on the Central Lakes Trail, while the motorcycles and vintage cars will ride around the chain of lakes.

Registration fees for this event are as follows: $10 per rider for the bicycle ride, age 10 and younger is free; $20 per bike for the motorcycle ride; and $20 per car for the vintage car ride.

To register for this fundraising event, contact Habitat for Humanity either by calling (320) 762-4255 or by visiting its website at www.hfhdouglascounty.org.

Here is the schedule of events for the day:

•8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Vintage car and motorcycle show, concessions and other family fun.

•10 a.m. - Silent auction will begin.

•10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Registration for bikes, cars and motorcycles.

•1:05 p.m. - Prayer for safety of riders.

•1:15 to 3 p.m. - Bicycle ride for Habitat on the Central Lakes Trail.

•2 to 3:30 p.m. - Motorcycle and vintage car ride around the chain of lakes.

•3:15 p.m. - Bicycle rodeo begins.

•3:30 p.m. - Motorcycle games begin.

•3:45 p.m. Habitat for Humanity's raffle drawing for a 125cc mini-chopper donated by H. Boyd Nelson, Inc.

•4 p.m. - Silent auction ends.

•4 p.m. - Social time and entertainment.

The motorcycle and vintage car ride will depart the park at 2 p.m. Here is the estimated schedule of where they will be going:

•2:15 to 2:30 p.m. - Lake Cowdry area.

•2:30 to 2:45 p.m. - West side of Lake Darling.

•2:45 to 3 p.m. - Carlos State Park.

•3 to 3:15 p.m. - North shore of Lake L'Homme Dieu.

•3:15 to 3:30 p.m. - South Lake L'Homme Dieu.

•3:30 p.m. - Return to Big Ole Central Park.

All times are estimate.

In 2009, more than 125 motorcycles and 40 bicycles participated in the ride.

Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Lori Anderson said, "It was great to see so many area residents out in their yards and at Big Ole Central Park waiting to greet the motorcycles."

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