Monday, February 15, 2010
Two New Rides!
Ride Ataxia Tampa Bay
Ride Ataxia NorCal!
Hello Cycling Enthusiasts!
FARA has two new reasons to look forward to the spring cycling season!
The FARA staff has been hard at work for the past several months in order to bring you two challenging and family fun cycling events in the spring! So it is time to tune up that bike that's been in the garage all winter and start riding because registration is now open for Ride Ataxia NorCal and Ride Ataxia Tampa Bay!
Ride Ataxia Tapma Bay
In partnership with the Outback Steakhouse Golf Tournament, Ride Ataxia Tampa bay will take place on Tuesday April 13 along the Suncoast Trail in sunny Tampa Bay, Florida. The ride will feature something for everyone with 10, 25, and 50 mile routes. The Suncoast Trail provides a safe, inviting, scenic atmosphere for a family ride. All three routes have a relatively flat elevation profile which will allow participation from all ability levels.
FARA will be one of the benefiting charities at this year's Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Golf Tournament andRide Ataxia is one of a handful of events leading up to the tournament. Registration for the ride includes entrance into the Golf tournament on the weekend following the ride.
To find out more details, register for the ride, and make a donation please visit our event site at http://rideataxia.org/tampabay.
Ride Ataxia Nor Cal
On May 15 and 16, 2010, participants will ride 100 miles in 2 days along the scenic Foothills of Northern California from Folsom, CA to Grass Valley, CA and back. The ride will also include 10- and 25-mile routes allowing participants of all abilities. FARA expects over 400 participants ranging from beginners to expert cyclists, families, FA patients, and dedicated supporters.
Locally the event falls on the same weekend as the start of the Amgen Tour of California; one of the country’s most popular professional bicycle races which will bring Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer as well as many other pros to the area. Ride Ataxia will provide the opportunity to ride some of the same roads as the Amgen Tour of California the day before the pros race through.
To date, Ride Ataxia has helped bring together $830,000 for FA research and will pass the million dollar mark with the efforts from each participant during the Nor Cal ride. The goal for this event is to raise a total of $170,000.
To find out more details, register for the ride, and make a donation please visit the event website at http://rideataxia.org/norcal.
FARA has Ride Ataxia events planned for Philadelphia and Southern California in the Fall of 2010!