Cycle event raises money for Danbury youth group

Hat City Cyclists based in Bethel hosts its 21st annual CycleFest, Sunday, June 9.. The bicycle event is a self-paced charity ride through western Connecticut. Riders have their choice of routes of 14, 23, 54, 80 miles, and a century option.
The routes are fully supported by rest stops. The event has free bike repairs at the rest stops courtesy of Bike Express of Danbury and the Bicycle Center. The first male-male team and first female-male team to finish the 104 mile ride option will get a $100 gift certificate to Bethel Cycle. The second place male-male team and female-male team will receive a $50 certificate.
Proceeds will again support Danbury Youth Services’ Earn-a-Bike program, which focuses on helping at-risk kids develop positive and healthy social skills as they work together to rebuild and fix bicycles
Registration is $35 before June 4th; $45 after and day-of registration. Children under 16 can ride with registered adult for $10. CycleFest starts at Bethel Middle School, 600 Whittlesey Ave., Bethel CT.

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Eileen FitzGerald