Lawrence Habitat's construction manager takes on Dirty Kanza to raise money for affordable housing

Look! Jonathan has all the cycling gear and everything. Support him as he takes on the Dirty Kanza!

Look! Jonathan has all the cycling gear and everything. Support him as he takes on the Dirty Kanza! by Lindsey Slater

Everywhere I go, people seem to know Jonathan Groene. He's been Lawrence Habitat's construction manager since Mark Brooks retired at the end of 2012. Jonathan also runs his own business on the side and is an avid cyclist. Like, avid enough to ride his bike EVERY DAY to the office.

Jonathan is taking on the Dirty Kanza this June. What is the Dirty Kanza, you ask? The ride's website explains it best: "Dirty Kanza 200 is a solo, self-supported, non-stop, 200-mile-long bicycling endurance challenge on the gravel and dirt roads of the Flint Hills region in east-central Kansas."

So, that sounds simply insane to me, but Jonathan is taking it on. And he wants to raise money for Habitat at the same time. He's taking pledges per mile and all the money raised will go to Lawrence Habitat's next home. Jonathan is hoping to raise $2,000, and while he claims he is "woefully under-training," we here in the office are VERY confident that he'll tackle those 200 miles!

If you'd like to support Jonathan's Dirty Kanza ride, please email me at slater@lawrencehabitat.org and let me know what you'd like to pledge per mile! The race is June 1 and we'll contact you afterwards with your total donation. Remember: all donations are tax deductible!

Tagged: active, Lawrence Habitat, cycling, Dirty Kanza, healthy living, bike riding, affordable housing

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.