Thursday, February 7, 2008

Team Stage 1

Click in, start spinning, and let's get Tour de Cure 2008 rolling!

If you're a returning rider, you already know that the TDC is not just a bike ride that happens on May 17th. Nay! We have a lot of fun and exciting things leading up to the ride, including a terrific new training program from CycleU, a reworked Kick-Off celebration, and a boat load of goodies to pass on to you from our generous sponsors.

So without further ado, let's get the party started and profile Team Stage 1. This is dedicated to the fearless TDC riders who decide to captain a team and pull from the front. Unlike some of the other tours you may be considering this year (hmmm Giro d'Italia? Tour de France?), you really don't have to wait for a formal invitation to register your team for the Tour de Cure.

Team Stage 1:
  • This stage can be comfortably completed inside, with or without your bike shoes on.
  • Just sign up as a Captain and register your team by clicking HERE.
  • Then recruit 4 others to your team.
  • All teams with 5 or more riders by Friday, February 29th will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate from Gregg's, Alpine Hut or Recycled Cycles (winner's choice). That and Stage 1 glory, of course.

Ruth will have the details of Stage 2 (dedicated to all riders) out next week. Until then... let's RIDE!

Spins - Peter Wicklund
2008 TDC Committee
Team beat it!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Looking Forward to the Tour de Cure Kickoff

March 15th come to the Tour de Cure kickoff at the Seattle REI.
Listen to Seattleite Gregg Bleakney describe his amazing journey from Northern Alaska to the southern tip of South America, about 19,000 miles, all by bicycle!

In July 2005, Gregg started with friend Brooks Allen in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay with memories of Brooks mother who had died of diabetes related complications a few years before. They traveled light, determined to raise as much money as possible for the American Diabetes Association.

Come hear Gregg's presentation and learn about the Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association. Read more about his trip here.

Team Captains, bring potential riders and get them registered at the event!