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Bike ride to benefit literacy set for Aug. 25

Friday, August 17, 2012

Centro Christiano of Batesville is celebrating its 8th anniversary this month. As part of the Hispanic church's anniversary celebrations, church members are organizing the "El Pionero" Pioneer Bike Ride. The event is not a race. Centro Christiano's goals are to promote both good health and literacy; all proceeds will benefit the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project.

The bike ride will begin Saturday, Aug. 25, at 7:00 a.m. There are three different courses from which to choose.

The first course runs round trip from the North Complex Pool (3075 E. Main St., Batesville, AR) to Cave City, approximately 24 miles. Riders on the 24 mile course should bring road bikes.

The second course runs round trip from the North Complex halfway to Cave City, approximately 12 miles. Riders on the 12 mile course should bring mountain bikes.

Anyone age 13 or older can participate in either of the first two courses, at a cost of $25. The third course is for children 12 and under, and will take place at the North Complex. The cost for the kids course is $15. Helmets are required for all riders.

All riders will receive t-shirts and finisher's medals. To pre-register for the event, call 870-613-5394 or visit our website at www.literacyindependence.org/pioneerbike....

Centro Christiano, located at 750 17th Street, is part of the Assemblies of God USA denomination of churches. It was founded in 2004, and serves approximately 150 members. For more information about Centro Christiano, please contact pastor Bernardo Garcia at 870-793-5489.

The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project, based in Batesville, Ark., is a United Way member agency. The organization relies on trained volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring for adult students who want to improve their reading or English skills.

For more information about the Literacy Project, please visit us online at www.literacyindependence.org or call 870-793-5912.

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