Velogal's Blog

Thursday, June 22, 2006

I shot the 2006 World Deaf Cycling Championships Mountain Bike Short Track race on Tuesday in Fremont. It was a mellow event, filled with so much camaraderie and good will between the racers. There are competitors here from eleven nations - it is just a very cool thing! I have wanted to learn ASL for years - I think this experience will motivate me to finally get started.... Tonight is the 40 Points Race at Hellyer Velodrome in San Jose. Start time is 7 pm. click on the Link to go to my Smugmug gallery and see my shots of the Deaf Cycling Event.

Now looks like I may be involved in management for the Tour of Utah with the event folks - August 7 to 12, 2006. I’m talking with the top honchos right now, so I’ll keep you posted. If so, then I will still be doing photography for G$ Events, too. Sounds like it’s gonna be another tough American race! Toyota United, Health Net, Jelly Belly, TIAA CREF and Navigators are already signed on.

Couple of worthy events to tell you about - both related to the fight against cancer. So, don’t just talk the talk: walk the walk... or ride the ride.

The Breast Cancer Fund is a San Francisco-based non-profit. They are holding a fundraiser called Bike Against the Odds on September 10, 2006. This fun and energizing ride starts at Lake Merritt, winds through historic downtown Oakland, travels up into the towering redwoods and finally affords panoramic views of San Francisco Bay from the ridgelines of the East Bay hills.

Choose from five routes:
-12-mile fun ride
-30 miles and 2,660 feet of climbing
-47 miles and 4,000 feet of climbing
-65 miles and 6,500 feet of climbing-100 miles and 10,000 feet of climbing

Enjoy a light breakfast, well-stocked rest stops J, SAG support, an organic lunch, entertainment, raffle prizes and a full expo of information and solutions for reducing your chemical exposure as part of a healthy lifestyle. So sign up, get off your butt and on the bike! Thanks, Mike, for the heads-up.

My buds in G4 Events (me, too) will be working on the 2006 York Tour de Pink - October 6th through 9th... Registration is now open for the 2006 YORK Tour de Pink, presented by HERSHEY'S, a cycling fundraising event sponsored by York Peppermint Patties and the Hershey company, raising money to benefit the Young Survival Coalition. The YSC is the only international network of breast cancer survivors, medical professionals and supporters dedicated to young women affected by breast cancer. Through your participation, the YSC hopes to boost public awareness about breast cancer in young women and raise funds vital to continuing the YSC's survivorship programs.

The Young Survival Coalition is searching for 100 devoted cyclists to face the challenge of a four-day, 220 mile cycling journey from New York City to Hershey, PA and the ultimate goal of breaking the cycle of breast cancer. This year the YORK Tour de Pink will depart from Hershey's Times Square Store in New York City the morning of Friday, October 6 and arrive at Chocolate World in Hershey, PA, the afternoon of Monday, October 9.

This year's event offers riders:
A picturesque-yet-challenging route across central New Jersey and southern Pennsylvania
A tightly knit team of 100 riders
Professional technical support provided by MAVIC, SAG vans and medical personnel
Signed routes, maps, cue sheets and marshals to guide you along the way
Rest stops approximately every 15 miles
Catered meals
Hotel lodging
Professional fundraising advice
Professional fitness coaching by CityCoach
A heroes' send off at Hershey's Times Square store
A victorious finish at Hershey's Chocolate World in Pennsylvania

For more information, or to sign up to ride, please visit Young Survival Coalition .


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