Bike and Build 2016


Join Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa for an evening of fun!!!

Place: Brookside Park in Ames (Maple Shelter)  Date: July 8, 2016

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Entertainment: Denise Shipler

6:30-8:00 pm


     This talented and beautiful vocalist – who will “knock your socks off” – has been thrilling audiences for over 25 years, and she will capture your heart!     An Iowa native from Burt now residing in Clear Lake, Denise has appeared on Variety (The Children’s Charity) Telethons throughout North America, in Australia, and annually on the Iowa Variety (Midwest) Telethon.     Denise has been a part of VSA (Very Special Arts) Iowa for many years and represented VSA nationally at the signing of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

     She has performed at a myriad of venues including national, state and local conventions; city celebrations; IRRMA(Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association including “Rock The Roof” at the Roof Garden in Arnold’s Park off Lake Okoboji); RAGBRAI; church/youth gatherings and school assemblies for Character Counts and the D.A.R.E. program. She’s a perennial favorite at the Iowa State Fair as audiences have experienced her dynamic and versatile styles of country, contemporary, Gospel, Soul, R&B, pop and rock ‘n roll music.


Join us and visit with over 30 bikers from all over the U.S. as they bike across the United States in support of affordable housing.

Bike & Build operates eight cross-country routes each summer. Approximately 32 riders team up on each of these routes to pedal from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, along the way stopping in hundreds of communities to build with local housing affiliates like Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa and to advocate for the need for increased availability of affordable housing for low-income families.

The riders on this trip, hailing from all over the United States, are raising money to donate to various housing nonprofits. Bike & Build riders fundraise the money to support these organizations and make the competitive funding decisions.