Bike ride goes extra 900 miles in raising money for Apple Valley nonprofit Kids ’n Kinship
Every year, John Elder pedals 900 miles for something he loves.
The seventh annual Christian Elder Memorial 900, a charity bike ride that benefits Apple Valley-based nonprofit Kids ’n Kinship, will see Elder and a team of five other riders traveling country roads and trails throughout Wisconsin starting May 24.
The ride, which this year has a goal of raising $30,000, officially concludes with a carnival-like celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at Merchants Bank, 7300 147th St. W., Apple Valley. The event includes entertainment, appearances by local dignitaries and plenty of refreshments.
This is the seventh consecutive year Elder has organized the ride, which this year loops through Wisconsin with stops in La Crosse, Beloit, and Wisconsin Rapids. See more in Andrew Miller’s Sun Thisweek story.