More than 25 cyclists braved the chilly April morning to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County. For the second year in a row, Flowers Plantation partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County for a charity bike ride. Event proceeds will benefit Habitat’s homebuilding project.
“We tripled our riders from last year. The riders were a great crowd. They really enjoyed the ride. We couldn’t have done it without the support of Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County and the Clayton Junior Women’s Club,” said Ride Director, Coach Kurt Bienias.
On April 16th, riders started at the historical location of Flowers Plantation in Clayton and rode through the scenic back roads of Johnston, Nash and parts of Wake County to the Mudcats Stadium in Zebulon and back to Clayton.
There were two ride courses – a 20 and 40-mile route. The riders stopped at comfort stations at points along the both routes. The 40-mile riders were met at the Carolina Mudcats Stadium for snacks and water before turning around and heading back to Flowers Plantation.
“I would like to thank Flowers Plantation for all of the work that has gone into making this ride a success. We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support. We’d also like to thank the riders who came out and contributed their time to raise money for Habitat,” said Habitat Board President Dave Ferrell.
Nearly two dozen volunteers from the Clayton Junior Women’s Club were on hand to help man the rest stops, follow riders, and offer support and extra gear. The North Carolina Highway Patrol, Johnston County Sheriff’s Department and the Zebulon Police Department assisted with traffic.
About Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County
The non-profit, housing organization broke ground on a new house in Princeton in mid-February. The Princeton home will be Habitat’s 23rd build in Johnston County.
Habitat for Humanity of Johnston County is a proud supporter of the Johnston County community. Through its mission to build homes in Christian partnership with volunteers, sponsors and local families in need of simple, decent, affordable housing, the affiliate has built 22 homes since 1992.