We are excited that you will be participating with us in our first annual “Tour de Schenectady” bike ride! This will not only be a landmark event for the Capital region bicycling community, but will also raise much needed funds for Schenectady Cancer Foundation, Whose goal is to provide free services to cancer patients in Schenectady County. To learn more, you can visit them on-line at www.schenectadycancerfoundation.org
Although this will be a fun-filled ride for cyclists of all ages, it is also a fund-raising event. Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 to benefit Schenectady Cancer Foundations dynamic contribution to our community. Each rider should plan to approach their family and friends about making donations to support this worthy cause. Once you are registered we will send you lots of great resources for you to use in your fundraising efforts. Riders will be encouraged to raise a minimum donation of $50.
A grand prize will be awarded to the top individual fund-raiser!! Raise over $200 in donations and get a raffle ticket to win a selection of other prizes donated by area businesses.
Located at Schenectady’s Central Park, day of registration will take place in the Pavilion Area. We will have morning foods, and restrooms Available. There will also be a special Cancer survivors tent set up to honor people who have dealt with this terrible illness.
We will also have all sorts of fun swag to hook you riders up! T-Shirts, Waterbottles, Goodie Bags, and food!
This event will be held rain or shine and registration fees are non-refundable.
If you have any questions please e-mail Heather Rizzi at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The route for this event will be the same as the historic Stockadeathon, you can view a map here: http://www.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=108958810141239605501.0000011329f8db99aeff4&ll=42.809066,-73.926229&spn=0.044896,0.059137&z=14&om=1
The 9.3 mile loop consists of touring the historic districts in Schenectady. The city roads will be closed to all traffic for the ride. There will be aid stations along the course to help you complete your journey. The course starts and ends in Central Park.
9.3 miles may not seem like allot to the super fit fast riders out there, but to people struggling with cancer, to friends or relatives who have helped take care of someone with this illness, and to many others, riding to support this cause will be a feat in itself.
EACH WEEK IN SCHENECTADY 17 PEOPLE ARE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER. Help us, help them.
Registration at BikeReg.com