Third Annual "Bike for Mike" Event Set for May 20

All Proceeds Benefit Lydia’s Home and Summit County Jail Reentry Initiatives

Join Broken Chains Ministry (BCM) for its Third Annual Bike for Mike 3-mile Ride and 1-mile Walk on May 20 at 9:00 a.m. at Lake High School (LHS) Stadium in Uniontown, Ohio. The goal of this family friendly event is to raise money for Lydia’s Home, a supportive housing recovery and mentoring program for women located in the city of Green.

The event is co-hosted by LHS students. Pre-sale tickets are available on EventBrite for $20 through May 6, and, from May 7 until race day tickets will be $25. With a $10,000 challenge grant, BCM aims to raise $85,000 for Lydia’s Home – set for grand opening this summer. Some of the funds raised will support BCM’s existing reentry initiatives.


“Lydia’s Home will give women struggling with addiction the opportunity to transition to the community using a faith-based curriculum and mentoring approach,” said Dennis Shawhan, executive director of Broken Chains Ministry. “We’ve seen the drastic increase in opiate use and related deaths in Summit County, and we are dedicated to restoring and saving lives through a supportive housing program that will empower women throughout their recovery and set them up for success long after they complete the program.”

Lydia’s Home is named after a biblical character, Lydia, whose life was transformed by Jesus Christ, and as a result, she opened her home as a place of ministry, worship and hospitality.

“We’re grateful to our community partners, especially Lake High School for hosting this event for the third year and its students for their leadership in organizing the ride and walk,” Shawhan continued.

For more information visit our What We Do page or contact our staff via our Contact page. Register for this event.

Can’t attend but would like to donate? Donations can also be made securely and easily on our Donate page. Checks addressed to Broken Chains Ministry can be mailed to P.O. Box 502 Akron, Ohio 44309.