Registration is open for the Hershey’s Tour de Pink multi-day cycling event on October 2-5 2009. The event supports the Young Survival Coalition which is an organization that does tremendous work for the young women, men and their families as they survive breast cancer.
I volunteered for last year’s event and will be back this year driving a sag wagon and supporting the 175 riders as they leave Chocolate World in Hershey, PA and make their way to Clifton, NJ covering over 225 miles. The route is through beautiful farm county, Valley Forge National Park, New Hope, Pa, and Trenton, NJ before you finish in Clifton. Last year the fall colors and weather made for perfect cycling. On Monday morning you will finish in New York City at a ceremonial finish line and appear on a morning television show.
I have never been involved in a cycling event, which included such amazing people. Their stories and deduction to each other and the cause were truly inspiring. Two former Olympians will be on the ride agian this year, Mari Holden and Frankie Andreu. I have to say, both really showed what great people they are first and cyclists second as they helped riders during the event. In the photo Holden lends a helping hand on the final miles in New Jersey last year.
If you’re interested in riding please visit their website by clinking here. Each rider must pay a $99 registration fee and raise at least $2,500 in tax-deductible.