Monday, August 10, 2009

Pickin' & Pewdalin' Made Successful By Lots of Volunteers

A whole host of people in blue shirts aided participants in Saturday's Pickin' & Pedalin' bicycle tours. Most of Habitat's Board of Directors, members of the Resource Development and PnP committees, members of Pleasant Valley Christian and Henderson General Baptist churches and a crew from Kenergy Electric Co-Op volunteered their Saturday morning to make the event so successful.

Pleasant Valley Christian Church Goes All Out For Cyclists

With home-baked cookies and trail mix, plenty of shade trees and genuine down-home, country friendliness, the folks of the Pleasant Valley Christian Church, between Robards and Niagra, made the 62 mile trek through Henderson County worthwhile. More than two hundred cyclists stopped to rest at the church on their way to Hebbardsville and back to Henderson during the Pickin' & Pedalin bike tours for Habitat.

Pickin' Bluegrass Music

Cyclists and volunteers at the rest stops scattered along the 62 mile route for Saturday's Bluegrass in the Park Festival's Pickin' & Pedalin' event very much enjoyed the music provided by the Bluegrass Express, Southern Flavor and Silver Creek bands.


Three hundred forty cyclists rode routes of 12, 22, 38 and 62 miles through eastern Henderson County Saturday, August 8, to the benefit of Habitat for Humanity's house-building ministry. They braved the 92+ degree-90% humidity weather to enjoy the rolling hills through acres of tall corn and soybeans, small villages and the friendly volunteers pickin' Bluegrass music and handing out water, Gatorade, trail mix, fruit and cookies at rest stops.
Thanks to all who rode for Habitat!