SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27 A group bicycle tour through Napa Valley featuring a vineyard lunch, wine tasting and VIP tours at the Alpha Omega Winery, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 beginning at 8 a.m. to benefit the research and patient-family education and support programs of the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA).
Presented by Trevethan Capital Partners, the Cycling & Wine Extravaganza is the annual fundraising event of the Racing 4 Research (Kovarus/ABTA) cycling team. Over the past three years, the San Francisco-based club, founded in support of Tom Tucker who lost his brain tumor battle earlier this year, has raised nearly $20,000 for the American Brain Tumor Association.
"Tom was an inspiration as a friend and athlete and his example continues to inspire us," said Peter Bailey, co-founder of Racing 4 Research. "The team, in addition to Kovarus Technology Solutions and our other generous sponsors, are committed to amateur racing as a way to raise awareness and funding for brain tumor research. We are thrilled to be able to hold this event with our sponsors for the benefit of the ABTA."
"We are extremely grateful to the Racing 4 Research Cycling Team for their continued commitment to the patients and families who are living with this devastating disease," said American Brain Tumor Association Executive Director Elizabeth M. Wilson. "The Racing 4 Research effort in memory of their former teammate and dear friend, Tom, is an inspiration to all who have been impacted by a brain tumor."
The event will begin at the Alpha Omega Winery (http://www.aowinery.com/) and continue through the iconic Pope Valley in Napa. The ride will end back at the winery in time for a lunch and wine tasting. The ride will total 55 miles and will be supported. This year's event will also include a raffle for more than $5,000 in gifts and prizes.
In addition to Trevethan Capital Partners, 2009 event sponsors include Kovarus Technology Solutions, Brocade, Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, Continental Tires, Oakley, Clif Bar, Studio Velo, and Wilier USA.
Tickets for the Napa Valley Cycling & Wine Harvest Extravaganza are $100 per person (minimum donation), and available at http://racing4research.eventbrite.com. For more information, please call-425-749-2006, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on the American Brain Tumor Association is available at www.abta.org, and on Facebook.
SOURCE American Brain Tumor Association