Memorial bike journey raises cash for Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity

BACK MOUNTAIN, Pennsylvania – A 35-mile bike ride through Back Mountain in Lucerne County on Sunday served Habitat for Humanity.

The 12th annual Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride started bright and early on Penn State’s Wilkes-Barre campus in Lehman Township.

Martin was a longtime volunteer for Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity. At the age of 70 he lost his battle with cancer.

The organizers say Habitat for Humanity could not fulfill its mission without volunteers and charitable gifts.

The proceeds from the trip will help the organization continue to eliminate poor housing.

“Supplies keep getting more expensive. The average house we sell is $ 75,000. Every dollar counts!” said managing director Karen Evans Kaufer.

Each participant received a free t-shirt while driving in Lucerne County.