Corvette Racing to Pedal in Tour de Road America Bike Ride to Fight Cancer
Corvette Challenge II to Feature Doug Fehan, Jan Magnussen, and Calvin Fish in Charity Fundraiser
ELKHART LAKE, Wis.
- The Tour de Road America - Bike Ride to Fight Cancer presented by Delta Dental will
return for its sixth year to the Road America circuit on Friday, August 14, at 6:15 p.m. CDT. The annual
charity fundraiser is held in conjunction with the Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase featuring the American
Le Mans Series at the scenic Wisconsin track.
After Friday's motorsports action winds down, the cycling action will gear up. Race fans, local cyclists,
cancer survivors and families will join professional drivers and their race teams on track to raise funds for
cancer survivorship. Participants can ride a single lap or as many as they can before sundown. All kinds of
bikes are welcome, and the ride is open to all ability levels and ages.
The popular Corvette Challenge "race within the ride" will also return on Friday for an
international, winner-take-all, one-lap bicycle race around the 4.0-mile course. Corvette Racing program
manager Doug Fehan will take on Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnussen and SPEED TV commentator Calvin Fish for
bragging rights. The trio will race to raise funds for the event's beneficiaries, which include the Lance
Armstrong Foundation, the Austin Hatcher Foundation, the late Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, and
the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic.
Fans can show their support for Fehan, Magnussen, or Fish by pledging donations through
Corvette Racing fans can also pledge donations in person at the Corvette Corral or by mail with a downloaded
form from www.pelotonride.org/CorvetteChallengeForm.pdf.
Other drivers from the top-tier American Le Mans Series joining the ride will include Patrick Long, David
Robertson, Andrea Robertson, Lee Pen, Joerg Bergmeister, Johnny Mowlem, and Guy Smith. In addition to the
ride, the event also features a silent auction of auto racing memorabilia, cycling gear and items donated by
local businesses on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Organizers expect 300 to 400 cyclists to take part in the ride and hope to raise $40,000.
"Lance returned to the bicycle to raise awareness for his LIVESTRONG Foundation's global campaign to
fight cancer," said Tour de Road America organizer George Siegle. "His strong showing at the Tour de
France definitely re-energized interest in cycling, fighting cancer and in the Tour de Road America. We're
expecting many of Lance's 'LIVESTRONG ARMY' to make a showing here on Friday evening. It's going to be a great
ride, and we hope to make a big contribution to the fight against cancer!"
More information and online registration is available at
www.roadamerica.com, or at the track at the Tour de
Road America booth on Friday.
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About the Tour de Road America: The Tour de Road America - Bike Ride to Fight Cancer presented by Delta
Dental is organized by the Tour de Road America Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with an
all-volunteer staff. Since 2004, it has raised over $120,000 for event beneficiaries that include the Lance
Armstrong Foundation, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic in Sheboygan, Wis., and
the Austin Hatcher Foundation. The Tour de Road America is made possible by the generous support of Road
America, the American Le Mans Series and other racing series, Delta Dental, Giordana Cycling Apparel, Baxter,
Gear Grinder, JHG Benefits, Bella's Custom Design, Tria Design and Marketing, Marketing Acuity, and many other
businesses and individuals. For more information on the Tour de Road America, including photos from previous
events, visit www.pelotonride.org.
Release Date: August 13, 2009