Registration open for Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure, Aug. 6, 2011

A note from the Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure® organizers....
Hello Michigan Cyclists!
I'm proud to announce that Registration is OPEN for the 2011 Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure® - yes that's right, finally a cycling event! Join us to ride or volunteer August 6, 2011 in Ann Arbor....
This is our second year organizing the Ride and we are still excited by the sucess of last year's event. Beautiful 73 degrees, clear skies, and hundreds of riders and volunteers, survivors and family all together made it a fantastic day. The event was designed to make a BIG, BOLD impact and it exceeded expectations, raising almost $100,000 in donations, sponsorships and registration fees. 
The dollars raised are used to fund crucial screening, education, and survivorship programs to women who would not otherwise have access to these programs. 75% stays locally in Michigan towns! It is the passion and commitment of our Riders, volunteers, community partners and sponsors that allow us to fund these live saving programs. 
This year's event will again feature three Ride lengths (30, 60, and 100 miles) starting and ending in scenic Ann Arbor. It's a fully supported ride that is fun, challenging and rewarding for novices and experienced riders alike. Medical and mechanical support as well as entertainment, snacks and lunch are provided during the day, so you can sit back and enjoy the ride.
Registered Riders commit to raise at least $500 to benefit the Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.  All Riders will be provided easy online fundraising tools as well as a personal donation page on the Komen website to assist with their fundraising efforts. Each rider who meets or surpasses the $500 goal will get a custom ride jersey in time to wear it on the ride.
As a network of cylcing clubs, we hope that you can share our event with your membership via meetings, rides, facebook or websites. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have or send ride flyers if you'd like. Register online today!
Thanks for the help and I hope to see some of you there!
Hollie Pietsch
Rider Recruitment Chair, Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure®