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SEA TRI KAN Interest Event
Jan 27, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree
SEA TRI KAN is a fully-supported, 5-day, 400+ mile bike tour fundraiser in support of refugees & asylees starting a new life in Washington State taking place on June 19-23rd, 2019. We fundraise in support of refugees and asylees joining our community, then take off on a tour of the 3 welcoming cities in Washington: SEAttle, TRI-Cities, and SpoKANe.
It’s designed to be challenging, but doable for casual cyclists willing to put in a bit of spring training.
The route takes us through some of the most beautiful parts of the Pacific Northwest and half the fun is getting to know your fellow cyclists over breakfast in the morning, encouraging each other over hills, and stretching sore muscles together at night.
This information interest meeting is open to anyone considering riding or volunteering with STK in 2019 and will go over some of the details of the commitment, what the ride is like as a cyclist, and how your hard work will support the newest members of our community.
Bring your questions and bring your friends!
We will be in Classroom A at Bethany Community Church near Greenlake in Seattle.
After I became a mom, whenever I heard stories of refugees families, their lives destroyed by war and persecution, living in refugee camps, and having to completely rebuild their lives in a foreign culture, I could not help but compare my life and the life of my children, to those of refugee families, and it broke my heart completely. I knew that I wanted to show my gratitude for my blessed life by giving to these people…Combining my love of cycling and my desire to serve, I thought that this ride would be a perfect way to begin helping these families. – Julie, STK 2018 cyclist
Receiving newcomers to this country is receiving Jesus. And for me, it’s personal. A few generations ago, my own family came from places such as Syria and Italy. The story of the stranger is the story of my faith and of my family. I’m riding to support refugees because I want to continue being part of this unfolding story of welcoming the stranger. – Luke, STK 2018 cyclist
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