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Good News bike ride benefits 3 local agencies
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Good News for Gainesville benefit bike ride

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 6

Where: begins at Riverbend Baptist Church, 1715 Cleveland Highway in Gainesville

How much: $40 on race day

More info: 770-534-1078, active.com

Amid the flurry of fall festivals and changing leaves, there is another fall tradition that local residents look forward to each year.

Cyclists are gearing up for the fourth annual Good News for Gainesville benefit bike ride set for Oct. 6.

The ride is a fundraiser organized by local churches of various denominations with one goal in mind: Raise as much money as possible to help support three local nonprofit organizations.

This year, 15 area churches are coming together for the effort. Proceeds from the ride will be split evenly between Good News at Noon, Good News Medical Clinic and Action Ministries of Gainesville.

The ride begins and ends at Riverbend Baptist Church on Cleveland Highway with routes of 27, 40 and 60 miles winding through northern Hall County and southern White County. There are rest stops along the way with a post-ride meal provided by Johnny’s Barbecue.

The ride will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. Riders will meet up at Riverbend Baptist Church, 1715 Cleveland Highway in Gainesville. Registration is $40 and can be paid at active.com.