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Volunteers still needed for Century Bike Ride
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Volunteers and sponsors are still needed for the upcoming 20th annual Covington Century Bike Ride.

The ride, which is from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2 is expecting approximately 1,000 cyclists.

It begins at Project Adventure Kids, which is located at 396 Elks Club Road in Covington.

The bike ride options include 30, 50, 80 and 100 miles over Georgia's finest eastern country roads.

However, a vast amount of help is still needed for this event. Volunteer opportunities include the following:

Manage or work at a cyclist's rest stop - At least 75 volunteers (adults only) are needed to help at the seven different rest stops. Duties include handing out water and food to cyclists between 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Times will vary depending on where the rest stop is located. (The PAK kids will also be working at the rest stops.)

Food - Volunteers can bring bananas, granola bars, peanut butter sandwiches, etc. Those volunteering ahead of time may bring some type of baked good to help pass out at the rest stops.

Parking - Help directing parking/traffic lasts from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Registration desk - From approximately 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., duties include help registering participants, etc.

Spaghetti dinner - Help is needed to cook and serve the main meal between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The PAK kids will help, too).

All proceeds will benefit Project Adventure Kids.

For more information, call Donna Auchenbach at (770) 490-8817 or send e-mail to

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Compiled by Jason Murdock, News sports editor.