17th Annual Merchants Bank Christian Elder Memorial 900
The 17th Annual Merchants Bank Christian Elder Memorial 900 (CEM 900) begins next week on June 1. Elder-Jones is a proud sponsor of this charity bicycle ride that covers 900 kilometers in nine days, ridden by teams along Minnesota’s beautiful trails. This year, the CEM 900 team will be riding the Paul Bunyan, Heartland, and Mesabi trails in northern Minnesota.
All money raised from the ride will benefit Kids ‘n Kinship, a non-profit mentoring organization based in Dakota County, Minnesota. The mission of Kids ‘n Kinship is to provide friendships to children ages 5-16 who are in need of positive role models.
The CEM 900 has grown from three riders and one support driver in 2006 to 12 riders and four support drivers in 2022. With over $500,000 raised over the first 16 years, the team’s goal this year is to add to the total raised through generous donations.
For additional information or to donate, please visit www.cem900.com.