Before you lock up the bike for the winter months or need a warm up for the Tour de Tucson, join us for the Tour de New River 2012! The event will take place on October 20, 2012.
Check out the new Road Bike/MTB Duathlon - The Schizophrenic Du - If you like to ride both and can't decide this is the ride for you. 4 Miles on your mountain bike, 35 miles on your road bike, and 4 more miles your mountain bike.
Tour de New River is an annual bike tour event in Arizona that rallies together cyclists from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences in order to bring an end to the cycle of poverty in Africa. The event partners with local agencies throughout Africa.
By getting involved and riding your bike, you will make a lasting impression on the families and children throughout the countries in Africa! All entry fees and additional donations given or raised by individual bike riders will go to help these communities by:
Improving the quality of education for hundreds of children
Increasing the level of food nutrition for families
Bringing awareness to health and hygiene issues
Liberating women from the bonds of tribal practices
Now is your chance to ride and participate in your favorite hobby, but more importantly to impact lives in Africa through your partnership with us!
We hope to see you on the route!
Here are the start times:Check in for the Road bike Long route and the Duathlon starts at 6:30 AM. The long route will begin at 7:30 AM. With the Duathlon about 10 min after.Check in for the Road Bike short route and the MTB ride starts at 7:45 and the will begin at 8:30 AM.
All participants that raise over $300 will also get an official Tour de New River event jersey for FREE**.
Prize Raffle: After the ride there will be a raffle for some great prizes. Each registered rider will receive one raffle ticket. For those that choose to raise additional funds for the organization of their choice (http://www.tourdenewriver.com/donations/), you will receive another raffle ticket for every additional $250** you raise above $300 (you receive a free official Tour de New River Jersey at $300). Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase after the ride. Please join us in raising additional funds for this great cause.
We have activated the Donation portion of active.com to make it simple for you to raise funds. Please contact Matt Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help setting up and using your personal fund raising page.
*fundraising donations must show on record in your active.com donation page by midnight October 17, 2012**All fundraising donations for the FREE jersey and raffle must show on record in your active.com donation page by midnight October 17, 2012 (contact Matt Rich at email@example.com for donation page help)To view a map of the Road Bike Long Route CLICK HERE