What do you get when Bikes n Beers gets 11 people together to ride for charity? Apparently a nearly flipped bounce house but more importantly $3500 in donations to the American Diabetes Association. We were proud to be part of the 2012 Tour de Cure in Knoxville TN which to date has raised $90,000 for the ADA. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Tour de Cure it is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
This years Tour featured rides appropriate for the novice to the expert with courses from 10, 28, 43, 63, and 100 miles. Various members of the Sin City Geezers team rode in all but 100 miles course. All the courses started at the Worlds Fair Park in downtown Knoxville and took us through some beautiful east TN countrysides before ending back at Worlds Fair Park. The routes were supported by numerous rest stops stocked full of goodies to keep you fueled for your ride. The courses were also supported by a number of local bike shops including Harpers Bike Shop, Bike Zoo, Cedar Bluff Cycles, and Fountain City Pedaler, to keep everyone on the road and in good repair.
The base camp at the Worlds Fair Park was also well supported with food and entertainment from Carrabbas Italian Grill, a DJ, and even belly dancers. The event Manager Wendi Mullins did a great job creating a fun atmosphere and was warm and welcoming. If you’re local to Knoxville I highly suggest you get involved next year or look for your local Tour de Cure most likely coming to your city. You can search for your local event here: Where We Ride.
As for the Sin City Geezers, we of course had a great time and never miss and opportunity to get some video. Please check out our events calendar and joins us at our next event. Our next event is Knoxville Brewfest where we’ll be sampling some great local, regional, and national craft beers. Until next time keep your beers frosty and your rubber down.