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Team FARA: How YOU Can Help

Team FARA is looking for 6 additional crew members including at least one physical therapist or massage therapist and at least one bike mechanic.

Crew members will be expected to drive long hours, obey driving laws, sleep in uncomfortable locations, operate at a high level on very little sleep, navigate a map, serve food, go on food runs, apply sunscreen, provide words of encouragement, keep a level head in stressful situations and do whatever it takes to get the team to the finish safely.  Crew members will need make their way to Oceanside on June 9, 2010 and we will wrap up operations in Annapolis on June 20, 2010.  Airfare will be provided for the trip home.  If you would like to participate in this crazy adventure and support the cause by being part of the crew please call Kyle Bryant at 916-203-3238.

In Kind donations:

Media Outreach
The main reason for Team FARA's participation in RAAM is to raise awareness for the cause.  Few people have heard of Friedreich's ataxia so media support is very valuable to us.  If you are located near the route and would like to spread the word to our local media for potential newspaper/radio/TV appearances as we are traveling through your town we will provide materials and support for you.

If you would like to pitch this story to any connections you may have in the Media please contact us and we will get that going.

Film Crew
When the race is over, it's over.  We would like this experience to live on in support of the cause long after we cross the finish line in Annapolis.  If you or someone you know is an aspiring film student or a seasoned professional looking for a project, please contact us.


Food can be donated up front before the race or if you are located near the route we would like to organize several food drops along the way.

Bike Parts

Team FARA will bring enough bike parts to rebuild 4 bikes (one for each rider) and is looking for suppliers or shops to help fill that need.

Cycling Clothing

Spandex is expensive!  We are looking for a company(s) or inpidual(s) to supply our team with Cycling Clothing.


The team is seeking vouchers or frequent flyer miles to cover 12 airline tickets back from Annapolis.

Rental Vehicles

Team FARA will be renting an RV, two minivans, and one other vehicle for the journey.  This will be a significant cost, any assistance would be huge!

Hotel Rooms

Team FARA will be renting rooms at the start in Oceanside and at the finish in Annapolis.  The team is seeking vouchers or discounted rates to fill this need.

If you think you may be able to assist with any of these requests, please email Kyle Bryant at


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