From the President: Tour de Cure 2014

WOW and CONGRATULATIONS to Team Eyecycle at the Tour De Cure on Saturday,  August 16th.

It takes a great deal of time and effort to prepare for a 100 mile ride or a 100K ride and we had fine representation from Team eyecycle. Team roster included Captains Jill Beckman, Rick Barcelow, and Scott Baumfalk.  Stokers included Susan Gengler, George Mcdermith and David Thomas. It was a hot day with temperatures in the mid 90 range,  and climbing around Carter Lake from the Boulder Fairgrounds was not easy as the heat became more and more intense.

CONGRATULATIONS to stoker athlete George Mcdermith for completing his first century ride on Saturday at the Tour de Cure with captain Scott.  It was a hot day and the course included elevation gain and of course distance. Captain Scott and George kept on going despite the heat and fatigue.  Fantastic job guys!

CONGRATULATIONS to stoker athlete  Susan Gengler for completing her first metric century  100K on Saturday at the Tour de Cure! Nice accomplishment with captain Jill.  Ladies rock!

CONGRATULATIONS to David Thomas for having another metric century under his belt. Dave is a great sport in the heat, rain and hail.  On a recent Eyecycle pancake ride, Dave and captain Randie got caught in a down pour that turned to hail and Dave is always rolling with the punches and smiling. This time he managed through the heat with captain Rick—thanks guys!

Much thanks and Eyecycle love to Team Lead Jill Beckman, for putting the team together, gathering up the bikes, changing out pedals, hauling  the tandems and making arrangements to ride.  It is a lot of work and everyone paid it forward  to the American Diabetes Association with contributions almost at the $2,000 mark to fight Diabetes, which is a leading cause of blindness.

Nice work gang!

Annual Auction and the Tour de Cure

August has been a successful and busy month for Eye Cycle. We had our annual auction on August 7th with Reggie Rivers and it was a blast! Reggie auctioned off a tandem cruiser, Manning jersey, and other great items. The silent auction was also a success. Many thanks to all those who partisipated, donated, and made the auction so enjoyable. Particular thanks goes out to our President Teresa for herding cats with this event. Pictures can be found at, as well as in our photo section on our Eye Cycle web site.

We were also involved in the 2014 Tour de Cure for Colorado. We raised funds to help find a cure for diabetes, one of the leading causes of blindness. We had three tandems out on the course, and completed both the metric century and century courses. The environment during the ride was electric and most encouraging. If you didn’t get the chance to partisipate this year, considering joining us next year for the 2015 Tour de Cure. Thanks to all those involved, and particularly to Jill for coordinating our team and involvement in the event.

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Consider joining us for a ride, we need stoakers and captains, and all are welcome. Please look at our schedule for the remaining 2014 season and come along for the ride of a lifetime!