• Tue March 13 2007
  • Posted Mar 13, 2007
While it's no longer possible to ride the Tour de France as a part of Lance Armstrong's professional cycling squad, you can join Team LIVESTRONG as we head to Iowa with him for RAGBRAI Jul 22-28,2007! We're going to the Hawkeye State to spread the word about making cancer a national priority, and simply put: we want you to come along for the ride! This is your opportunity to join 10,000 riders as they challenge themselves to 60-70 miles of riding per day, great camaraderie (and pie!) as the people of Iowa open their hearts and towns to the cycling community. RAGBRAI is a tremendous experience in itself, but to be able to take that opportunity and turn it into something truly special in the fight against cancer, even better! What you need to know: - Team LIVESTRONG will be comprised of 100 riders - RAGBRAI is a 7-day, 472 mile bike ride across the state of Iowa from west to east - Each rider must raise a minimum of $1,000 for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. This amount includes the $125 entry fee for RAGBRAI and one LIVESTRONG cycling jersey Important logistical info: All riders will be responsible for: - Their own transportation to and from the event - All lodging, however "Camp LIVESTRONG" will be a focal point for those wishing to camp in and around the LAF rolling venue. Camping is free for the entire event. - Their own food. Camp LIVESTRONG will be stocked with on-the-ride energy food / hydration and will host team get togethers at each evening site. Riders' baggage will be handled through the RAGBRAI logistical system. *** Be sure to visit the Official RAGBRAI site, *** in particular read the Basic Information and in-depth FAQ Team interaction with Lance Armstrong: - A group start bike ride with Lance - Team members social event at Camp LIVESTRONG - Priority access at an LAF Advocacy event How to Sign Up: - All registration applications must be received no later than 11pm CT Monday March 19, 2007 - Initial registration fee of $125 must be received no later than 11pm CT Friday March 23, 2007 -- After that date, those on the waiting list will be given the opportunity to register in order of receipt - All registrations must be submitted using this event proposal form with the phrase "RAGBRAI 2007" in the Event Description field - Registration is on a first come / first serve basis - only 100 initial applications will be accepted, the next 50 will be placed on a waiting list. Once we reach the maximum of 150 applicants RAGBRAI registration will be closed - sign up soon! Important Fundraising Information: - Anyone who signs up and is accepted, pays the entry fee and rides, must raise a minimum of $1000 -- Riders must either raise funds or a credit card will be charged for any balance less than $1000 at ride start time - Anyone who has been accepted and drops out after RAGBRAI's April 1 rider sign-up deadline must still raise a minimum of $1000 for the LAF as they are occupying a rider slot -- Either through fundraising or charge to a credit card Additional questions may be sent to - please put "RAGBRAI 2007" in the subject line. We hope this is an opportunity that you'll want to be a part of and that we'll be riding with you in Iowa in July!

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