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Cycling across the state for refugees

CYCLING – Pedal across the state and raise money for refugee resettlement. This June, World Relief Seattle is planning a bike ride across Washington State, starting from Seattle and ending in Spokane. The ride will raise money for housing assistance, transportation, English language classes, job skills training, interview and resume preparation for recently resettle refugee, according to a news release.

Each cyclist is asked to raise $1,850 by May 31. That money will be tripled by government matching funds. A $360 registration fee pays for food, lodging, support vehicles, roadside bike maintenance, transportation back to Seattle and a scholarship for a refugee rider.

The ride is limited to 50 participants. The group will leave World Relief’s Kent office on June 20 and arrive in Spokane on June 24. Casual bicyclists should be able to do the ride, according to World Relief Seattle’s website.

Registration opens on Feb. 1. For information and to register: worldreliefseattle.org/stk

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