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King of the Mountain bike race for Habitat for Humanity this Sunday


Rockton, PA – King of Mountain is a 5-mile uphill bike race from the base to the Summit of Rockton Mountain.

The cost is $25.

The race will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11 from noon to 2 p.m.

11 a.m. is the registration for individuals. Participants meet at 321 Mill Rd. at the Lawrence Township Fire Company #1 at the base of Rockton Mountain in Clearfield, PA.

It all benefits local Habitat for Humanity of Clearfield County.

Visit Kingofthemountain.org to learn more and sign up.


Birthed, more than 18 years ago, out of a passion for cycling and a love for the community, the King of the Mountain race is truly a unique event. As a race, it provides one of the most unique terrain options in the central Pennsylvania region, while continuing to be one of the central pillars that supports the work of Habitat for Humanity in the Clearfield County area.

Participants can enjoy a challenging, 5 Mile uphill, scenic ride from the base to the Summit of Rockton Mountain, in what is truly a one of a kind race. While at the same time getting to be apart of writing new stories in people’s lives, through their support of Habitat for Humanity.


What does Habitat for Humanity do? They build or renovate houses with partner families, who then can move into the home with an interest-free, responsible mortgage. This helps people who never believed they could be homeowners have a home made for their family, allows them to help build them own home, and makes neighborhoods look better by removing blighted houses.
For example, read this story about the latest Habitat for humanity House in Clearfield County, finished in Grampian in June 2020.

Grampian, PA – A local family will get to move in to a beautiful new home in Grampian through Habitat for Humanity.

The house was built over the course of about a year by volunteers and the new homeowners themselves on a donated piece of property along First Street in Grampian that used to have a dilapidated house.

The Spencer family (a family of four with a young boy and girl, 7 and 9 years old) will be moving from their current apartment in Curwensville to the new home with three bedrooms and one bath.

Applicants are chosen based on whether the home being built would make sense for The family put in much more than the 500 required volunteer hours to build their house, called “sweat equity” hours, as part of the agreement for becoming the proud new homeowners.

It’s a common misconception that this is a free home for families… Habitat for Humanity calls it a hand up, not a hand out.

The family will still have a mortgage, although it’s interest-free, and the organization works to make sure it’s reasonable and affordable.

Learn more about helping build a Habitat for Humanity house, volunteer, donate, or apply to become a Habitat for Humanity homeowner at their website, ClearfieldHabitat.com.

Some thank yous:

  • Grampian Hardware – donated electric water heater among many other things throughout
  • Granite Expression – donated the granite countertops
  • Dominion Energy gave a very generous monetary donation toward the project build
  • Lowes has also donated and/or drastically reduced materials needed for the build
  • Clearfield County Career and Technology Center who were a huge help getting this project started
  • Many volunteers who helped make this project a success with their hard work

Watch the video tour with Meri Collins, the director of our local Clearfield County Habitat for Humanity.



Listen to the radio interview with Meri Collins, the director of our local Clearfield County Habitat for Humanity.