Bike Ride to Fund Housing for People with Physical Disabilities


Evanston based, Over the Rainbow Association (OTR), announces the 10th Annual Challenge Tour: “Ride in the North Shore Century,” a community bike ride in cooperation with the North Shore Bicycle Club.

The ride benefits OTR’s non-profit mission to provide accessible and affordable housing for people with physical disabilities. Riders will choose to ride 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles along the scenic North Shore while sporting an OTR t-shirt. The ride takes place on Sunday, September 17, 2017, start times for the ride are from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. The ride begins and ends at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 N. McCormick Boulevard, Evanston, IL.

Spend a memorable day riding with your family, friends, and co-workers who are all united in supporting a great cause! Bike riders will pedal along tree-lined streets on the scenic North Shore, riding to support housing options where individuals with physical disabilities can live as fully as possible and experience the dignity of independent living in their own specially designed barrier-free apartments. Following your ride, make sure to bring your appetite. To celebrate the day’s success, OTR invites you to a delicious all-you-can-eat BBQ served from 11:30 to 4 p.m. at the Evanston Ecology Center.

For individual riders, a $50 registration fee is required. The fee will be directly donated to OTR’s Future Housing and Resident Service programs. OTR welcomes any contribution above the standard $50 registration fee to show your support of OTR’s mission and vision! To register, go to www.otrchallengetour.com. Team sponsorships and donations are also encouraged. Donations can be made at www.otrchallengetour.com or by texting OTRRide (one word) to 71777. Donations can also be made online at www.otrassn.org

OTR is grateful to our 2017 co-chairs Tiffiny Higgins and Sami Rahman, who return to again lead this year’s event with their remarkable efforts in raising funds and awareness for adults living with physical disabilities. OTR is proud to partner with the Evanston Bicycle Club. The Evanston Bicycle Club has been the organizer of the North Shore Century ride since 1984. It is entirely produced by over 100 club member volunteers and they welcome about 2,000 riders each year. OTR is grateful to partner with Adaptive Adventures, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to provide progressive outdoor sport opportunities to individuals with physical disabilities, regardless of financial ability. For a full list of sponsors or to register, please visit www.otrchallengetour.com.


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