The ThanksGiving-Day Ride

Thu November 28, 2019 Tucson, AZ 85718 US Directions
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The Thanksgiving-Day Ride

8:00AM MST - 11:30AM MST
Description

THE THANKSGIVING-DAY RIDE
NOVEMBER 22, 2018 

Presented By Cyclefit Solutions
Benefiting LOOK! Save A Life

  • 7AM- Registration check-In, coffee and a social gathering.
  • 8AM- Ride Departs
    • 43 mile route
    • Pace is an average of 17 to 18 mph. This is NOT, a "no-drop" ride. Please be fully prepared to be self-sufficient in case you are separated from the group.
    • We are working on having a police escort for the entire route which will allow more riders to participate. This is not a race but an opportunity to come together to celebrate our cycling community.  
Each year in Tucson, Cyclefit Solutions has hosted a very successful, Thanksgiving Day Bike Ride. An opportunity to bring the community together through cycling. Given the growing popularity of the Thanksgiving Day Ride, all participants are REQUIRED to register. This year, Cyclefit Solutions has elected to partner with LOOK! Save A Life, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the organization.
  • To participate in this event, a $20 donation to LOOK! Save A Life is required
  • LOOK! Save A Life is trying to raise just under $10,000 to purchase & fully wrap an enclosed trailer, so the organization may better spread awareness throughout the State. 
  • Contributions paid to LOOK! Save A Life are tax-deductible as allowable by the I.R.S.
LOOK! Save A Life is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that makes every effort to protect you out there on the open road. Its mission is to foster an environment of safety for all who utilize our public roadways as well as to educate and bring awareness to the dangers of unsafe & distracted driving.
Please check out their website at: LookSaveALife.org.

RULES:

  1. Have Fun!!
  2. Helmets are required
  3. Ride No More than 2 Abreast
  4. You must adhere to all Traffic Laws unless you have a Police Escort

Distance: 43.62 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,830ft.

Travis McCabe:
A professional American racing cyclist. In 2014, he was the National Racing Calendar (NRC) Individual Champion / Top Points Leader and placed 2nd overall in the 2014 USA National Pro Road Race.
"Much of my life is spent on the Road, working toward my future. I realize how quick my life could change to one inattentive driver. A frightening reality that not only affects me, but anyone enjoying their bike. A Mother, father, or child - everyone is at risk. This threat shouldn't scare people away from enjoying a ride. Instead, we as cyclists & motorists need to learn to mutually respect one another for a harmonious relationship on the road."
Eric D. Marcotte:
A professional American Road Racing Cyclist. In 2014, he won the United States National Road Race Championships. He was the National Criterium Champion in 2015.  He is also a 3x winner of El Tour de Tucson.
“I choose to support this cause to raise awareness and hope to gain respect, while out on the open road. To be viewed as an equal, as an individual using a bike for transportation. To feel safe and stress free when I head out on the road, and not to have the thought that this could be my last ride – every time.”
Michael Balazs:
Michael Balazs rides to support ‘LOOK! Save a Life’ to help its mission by being involved in creating an environment of safety for all who utilize our public roads. Most of us cyclists are dedicated, aware of the traffic laws, and we will do everything in our power to follow the laws, to be seen by motorists, and to stay out of the way as much as possible. We also are motorists and we want to encourage a better and more respectful relationship when sharing the road. The education fostered from ‘Look Save a Life’ is also for the not-so-dedicated cyclists, the commuters, and casual cyclists who may not be aware of the traffic laws.

My experience with riding for ‘Look Save a Life’ has been fulfilling and at times bittersweet. It is fulfilling to know that I am part of a team and community that can make a difference. It is bittersweet because there are so many deadly distractions on the roads today that could tragically take us, or our loved ones, away at any moment. To wear the ‘Look Save a Life’ jersey says that I represent a meaningful and life-saving cause. And it doesn’t stop after the ride. There is a responsibility for all of us on this team, after the ride, and throughout the year. When tragedy occurs on our roads, we on the ‘Look Save a Life’ team are there to support, raise the much needed awareness, and hopefully bring some good out of the tragedy.
Place
Starbucks (1825 E. River Road, Suite 119)
Tucson, AZ US 85718
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