Cycling challenge raises money to support abused children

Registration begins for 24-hour cycling challenge.
Registration begins for 24-hour cycling challenge.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A 24-hour cycling challenge will help raise donations for the Court Appointed Special Advocates for children program.

Registration is open for the 2014 Subaru CASA Cycling Challenge, which runs Aug. 9-10.

Last year more than 70 participants raised $75,000 cycling around Subaru of Indiana Automotive’s test track. The money helps support abused and neglected children.

CASA for Kids founder Patti O’Callaghan said they will have additional activities for spectators as well.

“Spectators can come and Subaru of Indiana and Subaru of America will have tents and have activities going on, so it will be a great thing for people to come out and support the CASA for Kids Fund,” said O’Callaghan.

O’Callaghan said the event has become so big, SIA built an additional parking lot for spectators.

“We’re really excited to have this venue, and it has made a tremendous difference in the number of cyclists that we’re able to have and the amount of money that we’ve been able to raise,” said O’ Callaghan.

This year registration is limited to 50 teams and 50 individuals. For more information about the event, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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