BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH RIDE SPONSORSHIP
We are proud supporters of the
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Ride taking place on October 3rd,
2015 in Weston, FL.
As members of our community, we
try and do our share of good stewardship.
And that's why we joined this
cause. This is part of our program:
We donated a PRO-Level bike fit
service to the raffle that will be held the day of the event.
Want to get a chance for our
best bike fitting service?
Please buy many raffle tickets
to help your chances.
We hope you are the one winning
|The ride will leave
Markham Park at 7:30 AM with a variety of distances and
speeds for everyone of almost every skill level. This
ride is not just for the fast and furious. Cyclists of
all walks of life and bikes of any variety are welcome
to join the event.
Here is the link to the
2nd Annual Ride to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This is a charity
ride that runs slightly unconventional as compared to
"I wanted a
ride where everyone could participate and not feel the
burden of having to collect a minimal donation. Not
everyone is comfortable asking for money, even if it's
for a good cause. So, I thought to myself: What if we do
a ride where everyone is welcome to donate as much or as
little as they want? And they can invite their friends.
Without the onerous duty of a collection, more people
will donate. The amounts may be smaller, but the end
result should be that we engage more people. And,
hopefully, that leads to a large donation to the cause."
says Eve Mart, the lead event organizer.
The cause is not only
creating breast cancer awareness -which today is also a concern
for a growing number of men- but the goal is also to reach out
to the segment of the population that may not have access to
early detection services otherwise.
We live in a society where
there is a growing divide in access to healthcare. However,
disease doesn't discriminate. The game is catching it early
Eve Mart wanted to create an
event where all collected funds would actually be funneled into
donation. "It seems that many charity events are unclear of
the total donation amount. There is always an unknown donation
amount as a percentage of the total profits. I wanted to create
an event where there is complete clarity."
From the Facebook event page, the ride
statement reads as follows:
Eve Mart (left) and our owner and senior fitter, Steffi
Bici, sealing the sponsorship
|'This is a local fundraiser event
wherein 100% of all donations will be directed to The Women's
Breast & Heart Initiative (WBHI), a local 501(c)(3) non-profit.
There is NO advance registration and NO minimum fundraising
requirements. Donations are voluntary and very much appreciated.
Support and contributions enables WBHI to provide breast health
education, community outreach and access to free mammograms,
particularly to the underserved and uninsured population. Checks
made payable to the WBHI are 100% tax deductible. If you cannot
attend and would still like to make a donation, please go to
for more information.
With one in every eight women in the US getting breast cancer in
her lifetime, most people have a close friend or family member
affected by the disease. The goal of this cycling event is not
only to raise funds for education, screening and community
outreach, but to unite the local cycling community in the effort
to raise awareness of the importance of breast health in a fun,
That's easier said than
done. When there are street closing, traffic directors, rest
stops and safety involved, there are a number of permits, police
personnel and city managers involved. That means, costs. And not
Eve approached the daunting
task for tackling ever-growing expenses with the aid of the
sponsors and bringing the community together to make this event
"Ideally, all costs are
covered by sponsorship donations and partnerships. This way, all
rider donations can go to the cause."
Great job. We are happy to
do our part.
AFTER RIDE UPDATE
The event couldn't have been
The weather was simply
perfect: low humidity and nice temperatures. The turn out was
incredible. Cyclists of all walks of life attended.
Eve Mart did a wonderful job
with the organization and the ride went without a hitch. The A,
B and C rides saw everyone come home safe and sound. The rest
stops were well stocked and very nicely managed by a wonderful
number of volunteers and bike shop representatives.
|Here we captured a
rider with a 36in wheels bicycle. Very unique.
And also a cyclist
on a hybrid city bike - proof that you don't need fancy
equipment to make a difference.
The donations were even more
generous. The ride collected nearly $12K in donation just the
day of the ride. More when all online donations are accounted
That shows how much heart
our cycling community has. Nobody else comes together as
strongly as our community does. It also shows that a great
charity event can be a lot of fun and be successful when run by
a well-organized manager. Eve? You did a great job!
WHO WON THE BIKE FIT?
We did our (small) part
in helping the collection with donating a Pro-Level bike
fit for the raffle. We hoped to encourage more people to
by more tickets.
There were many
excellent raffle prizes. And a lot of tickets were sold.
We couldn't be any
happier that our give away went to a deserving cyclist.
Julio Aluenares is a
hard-working cyclist. He racks up the miles and doesn't
let anything slow him down.
He has never been
fitted before. Julio couldn't have been a better winner.
How wonderful for
him to have a chance to experience the best fitting
technology has to offer for his first-ever bike fit:
Retül 3D motion capture.
We look forward to
seeing Julio in the studio and see what we can do to
make his riding experience even better.
A Perfect Bike Fit Pro Studio owner, Steffi Bici, with
the happy winner of the Pro-Level bike fit Julio
A Perfect Bike Fit Studio
also participated in the ride to show support and share in the
festivities. Several of our customers were present - too many to
mention everyone by name. Seeing such a large turnout made us
very happy and feel as if we had achieved our goal of
contributing to the success of this event.
The ride course was very
well laid out and the ride leaders did a great job in keeping
the ride together and safe. A chase vehicle from the Brevet
Bicycle Shop did a wonderful job in sagging and keeping everyone
safe when in traffic.
||We opted for the A
ride together with our star athlete Candace Chin Fatt
(Elite Women Mountain Bike National Champion of
Trinidad) and a few of our customers who also met us in
To make things more interesting, our owner, Steffi, rode
her cross bike.
"It seemed a good
idea at the time. I wanted to work hard. I ride the
cross bike on the road as a way to challenge myself. I
just didn't know I would be challenged as much as I
The A group was true to its
name: it was a hard ride. The knobby tires at 29 mph don't
do too well aerodynamic-wise. Steffi had the work cut our for
her, but she hang in there together with Candace.
If we were looking for a
workout, we got one! But you know what? It hurt less than