Another Check on My Life’s Bucket List
Below is a photo of the RAAM organizers at this year’s Interbike exhibit in Las Vegas. I have thought about competing in the Race Across America a number of times, but the time commitment to train to ride eight days straight while still working was just too daunting.
But, With a Little Help From My Friends. . . .
I stopped by the booth and learned that RAAM has categories for teams, including an eight person team.
A quick calculation and I realized that each member of an 8 person team would only need to ride approximately 65 miles per day for eight days, a total of 520 miles spread out over 8 days, and we’re there. Well, I’m pretty certain that I can do this and I know there are at least seven other prostate cancer survivors that can do the same.
Thus was born the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project’s 2012 RAAM team.
How to Be Part of This Unique Event
Simply leave a comment on this blog with your name and email address and we will place you on the email list to receive information. You will not be placed on any other email roster.
Rider or Support Volunteer
Along with the 8 riders, we will need a number of support people to drive vehicles, interface with media, still and video recording, etc. The total time commitment for the ride will include pre-event planning and coordination, 2 days in front of the ride, 8 days on the road, and 2 days at the end to demobilize the team.
We’ll be working out the details over the next months.
How Else Can You Help?
- We need people with media contacts and experience to help with media exposure before, during, and following the ride.
- Contacts with companies and organizations that can provide financial and in-kind support.
- Financial support. We will be posting a fundraising website early in 2011, but you can also help by donating vehicles to the PCAP.
- Prostate Cancer Awareness Project Vehicle Donation Program. If you are considering donating a vehicle for a tax credit, please visit us at http://cardonationtopcap.org.