March 11: Power Ride to benefit 'Women Build’

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Photo from 2011 Power Ride
Habitat for Humanity of Martin County’s Women Build Guild will host the "2012 Power Ride” cycling poker ride on Sunday, March 11 at the Village Bike Shop, 8771 S.E. Bridge Road in Hobe Sound.  

This family-friendly event benefits the 2012 Women Build home and consists of an 8 a.m. 100-mile "Power House” ride; an 8:30 a.m. 62-mile "Hammer Down” ride; a 9 a.m. 35-mile "Flying Trusses” ride; and a 10 a.m. 10-mile "Building Blocks” family fun ride. All rides start and finish at the Village Bike Shop and water, sports drinks and snacks will be available at rest stops along each of the routes. Refreshments will be available before and after the rides. In addition, Dunkin’ Donuts will be on site with coffee and doughnuts, as well as smoothies courtesy of Tropical Smoothie Café.  

Registration is $40 ($50 at the event) and $20 for children 17 and under. Registered participants will receive a poker hand and a T-shirt. For online registration and maps of the bike routes, visit Suburban Subaru will host a pre-registration event from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 9 at their showroom, 3131 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart. Participants may register, pay and pick up their Power Ride goody bag. Registration will also be available the morning of the event, beginning at 7:15 a.m.  

Prizes will be awarded for the top three poker hands, including two Trek beach cruisers for first place. During the event, up to three additional cards per person can be purchased for $5 each.  

Special recognition goes to Suburban Subaru of Stuart, Wilmington Trust, Seacoast National Bank, Village Bike Shop, Trek, Bullen Insurance Group, Park Pharmacy, Dunkin’ Donuts, Tropical Smoothie Café, and Peggy’s Natural Foods for sponsoring this event.  

For more Power Ride information or to learn more about Women Build, visit or call (772) 223-9940.  

About Women Build: The 2012 Habitat for Humanity of Martin County Women Build home will be built for the Sanchez family in the new Carter Park community of Indiantown. The family is already contributing to Habitat’s sweat equity requirement of 300 volunteer hours and construction of their home is expected to begin in March. They will purchase the home with a no-profit loan and their monthly mortgage payments will be used to build more Habitat homes.  

Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women and girls to have fun and make a difference by building homes and communities. Women crews around the world have built thousands of homes since Women Build’s official creation in 1998. Each year, more homes are added as affiliates, donors and sponsors discover the impact of women volunteers and their resources.  

About Habitat for Humanity of Martin County: Habitat for Humanity of Martin County is a not-for-profit organization that works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to help eliminate substandard housing by building homes for others, revitalizing neighborhoods, and transforming lives. Since its inception in 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Martin County has built 95 homes in Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Jensen Beach, Port Salerno and Stuart. For more information, call (772) 223-9940.

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