Thirty-five Bike & Build members pedaled into Dayton last Wednesday, July 1, to help Dayton Habitat for Humanity build a house at 4737 Stratsburg Drive in Dayton. The college students, whose mission is to help raise money and awareness for affordable housing efforts, provided a helping hand at the building site on a house being built for Monica Henderson and her family.
While in town, the Bike & Build group was housed at Sinclair in the Student Activities Center, Building 8. This is the second year that Bike & Build team members from colleges and universities across the country have stopped in Dayton to assist in building a Dayton Habitat for Humanity home. The Bike & Build students departed Dayton from Sinclair on Friday morning.
Bike & Build participants range from beginner to seasoned cyclists who are college students or recent graduates. The program involves the members in raising money and awareness about affordable housing needs across America. Groups of students from around the country spend the summer biking from coast to coast, working on affordable housing causes throughout the United States. The team that stopped in Dayton began their trek in Providence, RI, in early June and will be bicycling to Seattle, WA, with stops along the way.