"I believe the greatest challenges and struggles bring out our greatest strengths and accomplishments...My goal for my Team FARA ride in the Tour de Palm springs is to complete the second century of my cycling career. 100 miles in a day! Please join me by not only going after your own personal best, but by making an impact in joining the biggest Team FARA event yet to kick off 2012." - Kyle Bryant =>>Read Kyle's entire letter to participants HERE.
Team FARA is partnering with Outback Steakhouse to assemble a group of bike riding, research supporting athletes to participate in the Tour De Palm Springs on February 11, 2012. The Tour De Palm Springs is among the largest organized rides in the country and it offers 5, 10, 25, 56, and 100 mile routes to allow a fun and challenging ride for all abilities. The prime cycling conditions attract thousands of riders to this Southern California oasis every year making it an ideal ride to show the power of Team FARA among the masses.Each team member will receive a team tshirt and entry into 2 team gatherings hosted by Outback Steakhouse when they reach their fundraising minimum.
There are two main goals for Team FARA’s Participation in this event:
- Draw attention to Team FARA by showing up in huge numbers as a unified Team, turning heads in our flashy Team jerseys.
- Raise the money that will Cure FA.
You will register with Tour De Palm Springs on their website: http://tourdepalmsprings.com/node/11
5 mile - Under 18: $10, Over 18: $25
10 mile - Under 18: $10, Over 18: $25
25 mile – Under 18: $30, Over 18: $40
56 mile – Under 18: $45, Over 18: $55
100 mile – Under 18: $50, Over 18: $60
Your registration fee goes to Tour De Palm Springs. Fundraising benefits FARA and requires a separate brief registration process to set up your online personal fundraising page with a picture and your story about the reason you are riding for Team FARA in this ride. After you set up your page you can send the link out to friends, family, coworkers and you can post your link on Facebook and Twitter to rally your troops in support of your ride for Team FARA in the Tour De Palm Springs. Sign up for your fundraising page here: Team FARA in Tour De Palm Springs. Click the button to the top left that says “Register.”
One of the goals of this event is to make an impact by riding as a strong team in one of the largest events in the country. Each participant will receive a Team FARA/Ride Ataxia t-shirt and awareness bracelet when they sign up for their fundraising page and raise a minimum of $100. Your FARA awareness bracelet will get you in to the pre and post ride team gatherings hosted by Outback Steakhouse.
Each Team member has the opportunity to earn an official Ride Ataxia Jersey for raising $500 or more on their fundraising page. These jerseys were designed after the Jerseys worn by Team FARA in Race Across America - a race in which the 4 man team completed 3,000 miles across the country in 8 days 8 hours and 14 minutes. Watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary HERE.
Friday February 10, 2012
- 12:00-7:00pm- Tour De Palm Springs Expo and Information Pick-Up
- 3:00 to 5:00pm – Team FARA Pre-Ride Packet Pickup and Hors d’ouvres hosted by Outback Steakhouse
Saturday February 11, 2012
- 630am - 3pm - Tour De Palm Springs!
- 630 – 800am 100 mile staggered start
- 900 – 1000am 55 mile staggered start
- 1030am 25 mile Start
- 1100am 10 mile start
- 1130am 5 mile start
- 4:00- 6:00pm Team FARA Dinner hosted by Outback Steakhouse http://www.threeolives.com/