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Matt Tescula, front, is a member of No Limit Cycling, which is based in northeast Indiana. Each year, the group rides to raise money for charitable endeavors.

Cyclists to ride for Haitian orphanage

– When No Limit Cycling was founded in 2009 by Doug Wintin and Andy Grote, they had a simple goal.

“We wanted to promote safe, enjoyable, competitive cycling in northeast Indiana,” Grote said, adding there was a twist.

“Along with the goal of promoting fun and safe cycling, we wanted to be visible in the community and giving back to town that has given us so much. Every year, we try to find a charitable organization that promotes the community and world improvement.”

This year, No Limit Cycling, which has members in Fort Wayne, Auburn, Indianapolis and other areas, is putting on the Bike to Build charity event for Formula for Life, an organization that has been around since 2007 and has raised more than $150,000 for charitable endeavors in Haiti.

The aim of the Bike to Build event, which will include 52- and 34-mile bike tours Aug. 9, is to raise money needed to complete the Our Lady of Perpetual Health Orphanage in Haiti.

“This self-sufficient orphanage will be home for 80 orphans who have lost one or both of their parents from disease or natural disasters,” Grote said.

For more information on Formula for Life, contact Megan Kelley at kelleymr@cougars.sf.edu or 260-750-5757.

Bike to Build will have a 9 a.m. start. The cost is $25 or $30 after Aug. 3. Helmets are required.

To register, visit www.bikereg.com/formula-for-life-bike-to-build.

As for No Limit Cycling, it is an 18-member team, which includes three ranked in the top 20 for the Indiana-Kentucky Criterium Series elite men’s category 3, and two in the top 10 for category 4.

“Over the past four seasons, we have grown into a regional powerhouse team,” Grote said. “We compete in events throughout Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, with a majority of them taking place in Indiana and Michigan. Each team member on the Elite team will compete in 12 to 20 road events during the summer season with an additional 8 to 12 in other various disciplines.”

If you are interested in getting into competitive cycling, contact nolimitcyclingfw@gmail.com.

jcohn@jg.net

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