Posted by Editoress on 01/11/13
The inaugural Steve Bauer CanFondo hosted by Canadian cycling legend Steve Bauer and joined by Phil Liggett, the “voice of cycling”, will be held on Saturday, September 7th, and feature 160 kilometre and 75 kilometre routes using scenic Southern Ontario country roads within the Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge regions. The primary beneficiaries of the ride will be the Milton Velodrome Capital Campaign and Share the Road cycling advocacy organization.
"Our CanFondo will be the ultimate group ride where I will be proud to ride alongside cycling enthusiasts of all abilities, showcasing some amazing scenic country roads here in Southern Ontario while fueling the passion for the bike,” said Steve Bauer. “The course will be safe, fully supported and benefit Canadian cycling in general, and specifically the Milton Velodrome as well as the vitally important Share the Road initiative."
The Chair of the Velodrome fund raising committee Howard Chang said: "Steve Bauer has been behind the Pan Am 2015 Velodrome project from day one. He has been invaluable as an expert consultant and a committed supporter of cycling. As Chair of the velodrome fund raising committee, I am thrilled that Steve Bauer’s CanFondo will both support the capital campaign and be a first class event that will showcase our beautiful sport to all levels of riders."
Milton Mayor Gordon Krantz said, “On behalf of Milton Council, I would like to thank Steve Bauer for hosting the inaugural Steve Bauer CanFondo Ride and all the cycling participants for supporting Steve's CanFondo.” His worship Mayor Krantz added: "This first time event will not only heighten the interest of cycling in Halton, it will also greatly benefit the capital fundraising campaign for the Milton Pan Am and Parapan Am Velodrome."
Eleanor McMahon, CEO of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, is also excited about the new Steve Bauer CanFondo: “We are thrilled that cycling legend Steve Bauer has chosen to host a Ride in Halton Region in support of the Pam Am 2015 Velodrome and the Share the Road Cycling Coalition. Cyclists of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to ride with one of Canada’s best in the sport, and at the same time support initiatives that further the development of safe cycling programs and the growth of bicycle friendly communities in Ontario. We look forward to participating in this exciting event.”
The Steve Bauer CanFondo will offer state of the art ProChip timing by Sportstats.ca for all participants, and during the ride certain friendly age group sprint and climb competitions will take place. In addition, Steve will be announcing over the coming weeks, additional well-known celebrities from the world of cycling who will join him, in supporting all the participants and the important causes to benefit from Steve Bauer’s CanFondo.
Following the ride, a summer end BBQ festival will take place featuring local musicians, regional food and beverages designed for a fun and fitting way to celebrate a glorious day on the bike.
Online registration and detailed information including route will be available on Tuesday, January 29th at www.CanFondo.com .
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