Registration is now open for the 2010 Seven Hills of Kirkland Bike Ride presented by the Rotary Club of Kirkland Downtown. The annual ride begins and ends at Kirkland Marina Park and takes place on Memorial Day, May 31. The 7 Hills of Kirkland is one of the Northwest’s premier cycling events. This fundraiser for KITH, held since 1996, attracts riders from all over the Seattle Metro area and greater Eastside, and as far away as France and the U.K.. The 7 Hills of Kirkland is renowned for its scenic and challenging routes, delicious food, great support, plus a bagpiper and strawberry shortcake at the finish line.
Registration fees range from $30 to $60. All proceeds benefit KITH’s programs to prevent homelessness on the Greater Eastside. Last year was a sellout at 1500. This year’s event is also predicted to sell out, so riders will want to register early. Businesses and other local non-profits support KITH and the 7 Hills of Kirkland event by hosting booths at Marina Park and sponsoring the event at a variety of levels.
The 7 Hills of Kirkland is a volunteer-run event. There are many fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities, from serving on the event committee starting in January, all the way to serving shortcake and cleaning up at the end of the ride.
Go to www.7hillskirkland.org to register for the ride and to learn more about the event.
KITH is a non-profit organization of neighbors creating housing solutions. Since 1989 KITH has provided transitional and long-term supported housing, case management, and practical support for our clients, helping families move out of homelessness. KITH believes that every family deserves the opportunity to live stable, self-sufficient lives. KITH clients know their Case Managers will assist them with practical needs and support them as they strive to achieve their goals, helping them step by step to independence. Because of the ongoing generosity of our supporters and volunteers, KITH is able to stabilize families in housing, helping children to achieve their potential and break the cycle of poverty. Find out more about KITH at www.kithcares.org.