Welcome to October and to the end of summer! Believe it or not, Team Survivor will be in Lake Tahoe in 8 months ready for our annual lap around the lake. It’s time to carve pumpkins and start fundraising! Thanks for signing up with Team Survivor to Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
ABR (Always Be Recruiting) – We have almost 30 registered riders for 2020 working toward our goal of 40 teammates and $100,000 in fundraising. Do you have a friend or family member that you could recruit for the ride? Have you asked them to join us? Congrats to Meli who was recruiting while riding Tour of the Moon – it’s amazing how many people notice our jerseys and ask about Team Survivor – by the time the ride was over our new potential recruit had met 10 teammates and took my contact info. Also, great to talk to you Marlon Fansler – come join us! If we’re going to hit $100,000, we need more teammates! Here is the registration information for you to share: https://registration.teamintraining.org/event-zip-search/80210/event-selected/143137 – select America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride and join Team Survivor.
FUNDRAISING – Congratulations to all the teammates who have begun to fundraise! I’m happy to report that with 8 months to go, and with just a few people fundraising, we are over 10% of our goal! To date, we have raised $10,177! Only $89,823 left to fund a life saving blood cancer research portfolio! Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events below and join your team for these fundraisers!
Saturday Espress(o) Rides – September was another very active month for Team Survivor. So, Where’s Argyle? Here are a few places where the Team Survivor argyle was seen this month. Remember to use hashtags #teamsurvivor and #ridetsargyle in your social media posts!
- Saturday, October 5th – 3 Freaks Brewery Celebration – Come drink beer, sing Karaoke and celebrate Rance’s birthday, while we raise money for Team Survivor and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. https://www.facebook.com/events/919981635049368/
- Thursday, October 17th – Team Survivor Fundraiser at Mod Market -Come join us for dinner at Mod Market in Highlands Ranch between 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. A portion of each meal goes to LLS! RSVP here – EATMOD – we need 20 RSVPs before they will do the fundraiser so please sign up today!
- Wednesday, November 6th – Fight Cancer at Chipotle! Come to Chipotle for dinner from 5-9pm on November 6th, have a burrito the size of your head and support Team Survivor! Hosted by Liv Leigh, here is the invite with the details – https://www.facebook.com/events/2467528490192678/
- Thursday, January 16, 2020 – Team Survivor Kickoff – we’ll get you ready for the season and give you an opportunity to spend time with your teammates before training begins in February. We’re working on an exciting lab tour for registered teammates. Many more details to follow, but please mark your calendars now and plan to join us!
Thursday, May 28, 2020 – Team Survivor Send Off – one final celebration of our season of fundraising and training before we head to Lake Tahoe! Working to host this with Primal again next year.
TOUR OF THE MOON – Between 1980 and 1988, the Colorado National Monument was the location of the Tour of the Moon, one of the most famous stages of the Coors Classic, the largest men’s and women’s pro-am race in the world at the time. The Coors Classic was also the inspiration for American Flyers, the best cycling movie ever, that was filmed in Golden and at the National Monument. For the past seven years, it has become a ride we can all enjoy! It is one of my favorite rides of the year and it was awesome to have such a fantastic Team Survivor turnout in 2019! We continued our tradition of going to Dick and Kathleen Simms house in Fruita for dinner on Friday before the ride. They were Gary’s best friends and this year Ellen Staton joined us too.
Enjoy the ride!