– Pedal for Progress Cycle Series to Support New Foundation’s Mission to Fight Multiple Sclerosis and Support Competitive Cyclin
By Press Release
Marblehead, MA. (USA) – The Tyler Hamilton Foundation, today announced the Pedal for Progress Cycle Series; three fundraising bike rides to be held in Massachusetts, Colorado and California during the summer and fall months. The first event on June 13 is in Tyler’s home state of Massachusetts; the remaining two will take place in October. Individuals can register online now at www.tylerhamiltonfoundation.org. Tyler is scheduled to join the rides in Colorado and California.
“The Tyler Hamilton Foundation is very excited to announce the Pedal for Progress Series of fundraising rides,” said Deirdre Moynihan, Executive Director. “As a new foundation, we are extremely fortunate to have such enthusiastic support nationwide, which is driving our ambitious plans for this year. Each of the Pedal for Progress events are designed to be a wonderful cycling experience with family and friends while supporting the mission of the Tyler Hamilton Foundation.”
The Tyler Hamilton Foundation’s mission is to provide opportunity and access for individuals affected by multiple sclerosis and aspiring young athletes with a passion for cycling. Founded in January, 2004, by professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton, the foundation’s launch event was attended by over 600 supporters and raised over $60,000 for the cause.
Pedal for Progress – New England
The June 13 event will start and finish at the Worcester Centrum. Participants will travel over rolling hills and through quaint New England towns during either a metric century of 100K (62 miles) or a full century (100 miles). The route will be traveled by fully equipped support vehicles driven by mechanics and include check points/rest stops after each 20 miles. There will be food and festivities at the finish including a junior race and safety rodeo for Tyler’s Tough Tykes (kids ages 5-9).
Redal for Progress – California
The October 17 event will be preceded by an evening with Tyler Hamilton. Tyler will comment on compiled footage of his 2004 cycling season. The next morning, Tyler will join riders on a 75-mile ride from San Francisco through Northern California and back to San Francisco. This event will be held in collaboration with Clif Bar.
Pedal for Progress – Colorado
Tyler returns to his Colorado home to participate in the third and final Pedal for Progress event for the 2004 season. On Friday evening, October 22, Tyler will comment on compiled footage of his 2004 cycling season for event participants in Denver. The next morning he will join riders on a 75-mile ride through Denver and its surrounding towns. This event will be held in conjunction with the Denver VeloSwap.
“The Tyler Hamilton Foundation knows that Tyler has many devoted fans,” continued Moynihan. “We’d like to see all of them at these events, either as a rider or volunteer. It will be an experience you will not forget, while helping aspiring youth cyclists and those effected by MS.”
Registration for each of the Pedal for Progress rides, a full list of additional events, information on Tyler’s Tough Tykes, volunteer opportunities and general Foundation information can be found at www.tylerhamiltonfoundation.org or by calling 508-529-1THF.
The Tyler Hamilton Foundation events are generously supported by Bell Sports, Cervelo, Clif Bar, Hutchinson, Kryptonite, Parlee Frames, Specialized Bikes, TIAA CREF/5280 Cycling Team, Trek, VeloSwap, and Zipp Wheels.
About the Tyler Hamilton Foundation
The Tyler Hamilton Foundation is the heart of professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton. The Tyler Hamilton Foundation is dedicated to individuals diagnosed with multiple sclerosis so that they may maintain a high quality of life while dealing with the daily complications of this disease and to MS research that is critical to finding a cure. The Tyler Hamilton Foundation is dedicated to paving the road for aspiring young cyclists who do not have the opportunities that were provided to Tyler as he began his career. The Tyler Hamilton Foundation is dedicated to helping those who exemplify good sportsmanship and a passion for cycling reach their dreams and goals.
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