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Walk and Bike for a good cause in Downtown HB

It’s going to be quite the busy weekend in Downtown Huntington Beach this weekend. First up, the Alzheimer’s Walk.
Help raise awareness and funds to enhance support and advance critical research for Alzheimer’s. Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death and a disease that affects millions of families in the country.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 along the Huntington Beach Boardwalk Registration opens at 7:30am, Opening Ceremonies at 9:30am, Walk at 10am. There are 2 or 4 mile walk options along beach boardwalk. Wheelchair, stroller and dog friendly. Beach parking costs $15 but you can avail of free parking at 1st Christian Church, 1207 Main St. Huntington Beach, 92648 (450 parking spaces available) A shuttle service will take you to event site.

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Also happening on the 5th of November is the first ever Huntington Beach Custom Bicycle Show to benefit Bikes Build Futures. According to Build Futures’ Kathy Tillotson,” Build Futures is an innovative, collaborative program connecting homeless youth to existing programs and services they wouldn’t find otherwise.” So this Saturday, everyone is invited to come out, donate a bike or buy a bike to help homeless youth and have fun. The event runs from 7am to 9pm at 5th Street and PCH (Huntington Beach Pier Plaza). There will be great deals on bikes, accessories & activities including a pro trials competition, freestyle X riders, speed trials, test ride demo area, spiral sounds, an extreme and future bike showcase, and seminars and workshops by local bike experts.

www.buildfutures.org
Bikes Build Futures was created to employ the homeless youth we serve (ages 18 to 24) provide job skills, help instill a work ethic and assist them on their way to permanent housing. The basic mission of Bikes Build Futures is to receive, recondition and resell used bikes to the public to create jobs for these homeless youth.

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