First Posted: 5/14/2012 8:20:19 AM | Last Updated: 5/14/2012 8:20:43 AM
LAFAYETTE – Riders can still register for the 2012 Subaru CASA Cycling Challenge.
The Challenge is an extreme event that allows individuals and teams to test their endurance over a 24-hour period while raising funds for children in need. The 2012 Challenge will begin at noon on Aug.11 and conclude at noon Aug. 12.
While the registration deadline is July 31, the 2012 event is limited to the first 50 individual riders and the first 50 teams to register.
By popular demand, the Subaru CASA Cycling Challenge will be held each year at the Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. test track in Lafayette. The two-mile test track will provide a safe environment, especially for night-time riding, with no motorized traffic or other hazards associated with rides on public roads.
The track is part of an area designated by the National Wildlife Federation as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat, which will provide a unique environment for the epic bike ride.
Electronic lap-counting and timing services will be provided by Planet Adventure, with live on-site results posted on flat screen TVs. For individual riders it is a race against the clock to see who can reach their personal mileage goal. The three men and three women accumulating the most miles in 24 hours will be recognized at a brief awards ceremony at the track immediately after the ride concludes.
For teams, the ride is like a relay, with only one member of a team on the track at a time. No tandems will be allowed. The three teams with the most miles will also be recognized for their efforts.
Riders can register to ride or make a donation at http://casasforkidsfund.kintera.org . Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Subaru CASA Challenge benefits the CASAs for Kids Fund. This fund supports the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in its efforts to enrich the lives of abused and neglected children in Tippecanoe County. Personal fundraising pages will be available for participants. Riders are encouraged to get sponsors to raise more money for the fund.