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El Roble bike marathon to benefit Foothill Family Shelter

In preparation for the 37th annual bike marathon at El Roble Intermediate School, students are asked to attend tryouts on Tuesday, February 4 or Thursday, February 6 at 2:45 p.m. at the school’s track. El Roble students may get more information during school hours at opportunity time on February 4 and 6 in the dance studio.

The bike marathon is scheduled to begin at noon on Thursday, May 8 and end on Friday, May 9 at noon. El Roble’s Bike Marathon began 37 years ago when several El Roble teachers and students wanted to raise money for a Claremont charity.

The bike marathon is a 24-hour event that involves approximately 90 students, eight core chaperones and a number of additional parent and staff volunteers. There are two ways students may participate—either as riders or counters. Students are placed in teams of one rider and one counter. Regular breaks are offered throughout the 24-hour period to allow participants an opportunity to eat, rest and sleep.

Riders and counters are asked to collect $100 each in pledges, with this year’s funds going to Foothill Family Shelter. Visit the FFS website at www.foothillfamilyshelter.org to discover the many services this organization provides to local families.

For information on the bike marathon, email Heather Lyn at hlyn@cusd.claremont.edu or Cindy Eiland at ceiland@cusd.claremont.edu.

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