Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Indy Cycling Challenge at @HondaIndy Toronto

Spinning around the race track at slightly less than race car speeds, bicyclists can take part in the charity event to support Prostate Cancer in Canada. Joining teams composed of four riders taking on the 2.89 km temporary road course through Exhibition Place and onto Lake Shore Boulevard. The Verizon IndyCar Series race in Toronto follows July 14-16, 2017.

Online registration for the Thursday July 13, 2017 challenge is open with an entry fee of $250 per cyclist (aged 19+) and teams need to raise a minimum of $5,000 in donations. Each participant gets a race jersey, chances at weekly fundraising prizes, gift bags and bronze tickets to the Honda Indy Toronto. Also included is valet parking, food, musical entertainment and other benefits - for every $100 raised by a cyclist they get a chance to win a bicycle. You can also volunteer at the event.

Celebrity guests will help support the first annual event - Olympian medalist Curt Harnett as ambassador and triathelete Steve Fleck as the emcee, as entrants compete in three divisions: Men's, Women's and Corporate Challenges. Teams complete 12 laps or 34.68 km as each cyclist rides three laps. Registration starts at 2 pm and the first race starts at 4 pm.

“The Honda Indy Toronto is an iconic global motorsports event, and this year it takes on an even greater significance. We’re joining with Prostate Cancer Canada in the fight against this disease,” said Jeff Atkinson, president of the Honda Indy Toronto. “Men and women participating in the Indy Cycling Challenge will fiercely compete on the same track before the INDYCAR and NASCAR drivers do.” “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men,” explained PCC President & CEO, Rocco Rossi. “By participating in this unique event, cyclists will not only have an incredible life experience, but will also help improve the lives of one in eight Canadian men and their families.”

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