Spokes for Folks Saturday to benefit SHAG’s Community Life Foundation

Spokes for Folks, the annual ride on bikes and other spoked vehicles, is Saturday, June 4, to raise money for the SHAG's Community Life Foundation programs that benefit the health and wellness of senior citizens living in affordable housing.

Spokes for Folks, the annual ride on bikes and other spoked vehicles, is Saturday, June 4, to raise money for the SHAG’s Community Life Foundation programs that benefit the health and wellness of senior citizens living in affordable housing.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S.

The SHAG Community Life Foundation is a part of SHAG (Senior Housing Assistance Group), which since 1988 has provided affordable housing to seniors across Washington state, including in Renton.

SHAG is one of the key developers of Tukwila Village, which will feature apartments for seniors and others in need of affordable housing, as well as a new library and shops.

Participants have four options: an 8-mile, 25-mile and a 40-mile round trip for bicyclists on the Interurban Trail and a half-mile fun loop to walk at the community center.

Celebration Stations mark the turn-around points for the routes – with refreshments and restrooms.  All three options return to the start/finish line for ease of parking.

At the finish line, all participants will enjoy live music, entertainers, a beer garden and lunch.

There are prizes for

•   Strongest Fundraising Team

•   Strongest Fundraising Individual

•   Youngest Participant

•   Oldest Participant

•   Best Team Costume

•   Best Individual Costume

Those who don’t want to bike, ride or walk can form a “virtual team” and raise funds for the foundation and join the lunchtime celebration.

Registration is required, which also comes with a personal fundraising page.

To register for the event, visit SHAG.ORG/S4F online, or contact Joyce Robertson, joycer@shag.org or 206-549-2925.

The entry fee for Spokes for Folks is $40 for the general public and free to SHAG residents.

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