80 for Haiti benefit cycling event

California promoter to give 100 percent of entry fees to relief effort

AdventureCORPS, Inc. announced it will host "80 for Haiti," a cycling benefit ride for Haiti earthquake relief on Saturday, February 13. The entire $80 entry fee will go to Mercy Corps, an internationally respected relief organization.

The event will feature an 80-mile ride along Old Hwy 80 in southeastern San Diego County. The ride will start and finish 44 miles east of San Diego, in Pine Valley, California.The route travels along quiet roads through rolling terrain.

AdventureCORPS, a La Jolla, California based endurance event promoter, will absorb all costs of running and supporting the event, however, food, drink, and support sponsors are being sought.

As international relief efforts continue in Haiti, a Mercy Corps earthquake response team is currently in Port-au-Prince responding to urgent needs.

Participating in the 80 for Haiti ride, or simply donating to the cause, will help families in Haiti recover from the most powerful quake to hit the country in more than 200 years. Mercy Corps relief workers are focusing on the immediate needs for water, food, temporary shelter supplies and much more and will expand their work to three areas: clean water, post-trauma support for children, and job creation.

Cycling participants in 80 for Haiti must pre-register for the event, so that AdventureCORPS can plan for support. It asks that riders register before January 31 for the ride, however, donations will be accepted through February 13, and beyond.

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