Bike & Build pedals through Fillmore
By Gazette Staff Writer — Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
A group of cyclists visited Fillmore Thursday. They call themselves Bike & Build and they are a non-profit involved in raising money for affordable housing. The Gazette spoke briefly with leaders Kristin Anderson ad Chris Casey. The Bike & Build website explains their plan: “Bike & Build organizes cross-country bicycle trips which benefit affordable housing groups. Specifically, we fund projects planned and executed by young adults. Over the past 10 seasons we have donated more than $4M; built for more than 120,000 hours; pedaled over 6M miles; and engaged more than 1750 young adults in spreading the word about the affordable housing crisis in America.”
This particular 76-day trip by 27 members was to end in Santa Barbara after spending the night in Santa Paula. The cyclists left Maine on June 19 traveling 3,989 miles and raising $154,000. Everyone was in high spirits as they rested in Central Park and checked their equipment.