Registration now open for 7 hills of kirkland cycling event

Registration is open for the 2011 Seven Hills of Kirkland, Cycling to End Homelessness 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 30.  The 7 Hills of Kirkland is one of the Northwest’s premier cycling events.  Since 1996, this major fundraiser attracts riders from all over the Seattle Metro area and greater Eastside, and as far away as France and the UK. Renowned for its scenic and challenging routes, delicious food, great support, plus a bagpiper, the 7 Hills of Kirkland is a challenge not to be missed.

Registration fees range from $30 to $60. All proceeds benefit KITH’s programs to prevent homelessness on the Greater Eastside. Last year over 1000 riders braved the rain to conquer the 7 Hills of Kirkland. Even the mud did not keep them from completing their goal and enjoying their reward of strawberry shortcake at the finish line.  This year the committee’s planning for sun and predict a 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 sponsoring the event at a variety of levels.   A Village of Booth Sponsors at Marina Park on Memorial Day makes the event festive and informative for participants and friends who meet them at the finish line.

The 7 Hills of Kirkland is a volunteer-run event. There are many exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunities, from serving on the event committee which meets monthly, all the way to driving Road Assistance Team Support (RATS) vehicles!

Go to www.7hillskirkland.org to register for the ride and to learn more about the event.

About KITH

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.