I am preparing this fundraising page for my husband who will be biking to raise money for Habitat for Humanity, biking 500 mi. in 7 days.

Wally's Story -

This is the 20th annual fund-raising bike ride for Minnesota Habitat for Humanity. Over the two decades the riders (135 each year) have collectively ridden over 1 million miles and raised 4.5 million in funds for decent and affordable housing. This will be my 11th year participating.

The start will be very close to home. We begin in Saint Louis Park on 7/15. On the first we day we bike 50 miles from St. Louis Park to Hasting. The second day will be 75 miles from Hastings to New Prague and the third day 75 miles from Hastings to Hutchinson. The fourth day is an extra day in Hutchinson; to rest, ride 100 miles, or work on the Habitat house. I will choose to work at the build site. I find it fulfilling to actually work on a house together with the owner family. The fifth day will be 75 miles Hutchinson to New Ulm, sixth day 75 miles from New Ulm to Mayer and the seventh and final day from Mayer to St. Louis Park.

My fund-raising goal this year is $5000. Any amount that you donate is very much appreciated. Verbal encouragement and support is also very welcome.

This year there are 2 ways to donate. The first way which may be easier is to click on the DONATE button on this page and use a credit card. (FYI- 2.9% will be deducted from each donation for processing fees). The other way is to send a check made out to Habitat 500 and mail it to me at: 3127 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406.

Thank you.

Respectfully yours,

Wally Lentz

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