Thursday, November 30, 2006

TIAA-CREF/Clif Bar/ACA European Cyclo-Cross Fundraiser

TIAA-CREF/Clif Bar/ACA European Cyclo-Cross Fundraiser
Presented by:
TIAA-CREF/Clif Bar Cyclo-Cross Team (part of the American Cycling Association's development program)

photo of Daniel Summerhill courtesy of Nicholas Saucier

The success of American cyclo-cross at the international level depends on
our riders gaining valuable experience racing in Europe, especially early in
their career. The TIAA-CREF/Clif Bar Cross Team was founded on this premise,
and with another successful US race season wrapping up, the team will be
sending several Junior and elite riders to compete in Europe.

3 Riders from the TIAA-CREF/Clif Bar Cross Team have been selected to participate in US National Cyclo-Cross coach Geoff Proctor's Euro Camp IV. The Euro Camp helps develop American riders by giving them the support they need to experience and succeed at European racing at its highest level. Based in Belgium from Dec. 22-Jan. 5 (the busy holiday cross season), each rider will be able to race 5-7 times at World Cup, Superprestige, and GVA Series events. Team members attending are: Juniors Jim Lennon and Danny Summerhill, and elite Troy Wells.

In addition, these team members are planning to represent the US at the 2007 Cyclo-Cross World Championships in Hooglede, Belgium. The US Worlds Team will travel over to Europe again mid-Jan., to race a World Cup in preparation for Worlds on Jan. 27-28.

This fundraiser is a necessary source of financial assistance for the 3 TIAA-CREF/Clif Bar Cross Team members who are racing in Europe this winter. Riders participating in the Euro Camp pay their own way for travel and the support they receive in Belgium. US Worlds Team members (except for the National Champion) must pay for their entire trip package as well. has set up a donation page for Jim, Danny and Troy, and will cover all service fee charges for each pledge. 100% of your donation will go directly to the riders. We're hoping you can help out, too. You can make any donation dollar amount you can afford.

The TIAA-CREF/Clif Bar team, Jim, Danny and Troy thank you for your help!

Choose the rider to support or donate to the general fund to support all 3 riders equally.

The American Cycling Association which operates the team is a non profit 501c3 organization recognized by the IRS. Donations are tax deductible.

We'd like to thank all the TIAA-CREF/Clif Bar sponsors for their support in making this such a great season:

Clif Bar and Clif Shot

Patagonia, Javelin, Crank Bros,

fi'zi:k, Swix, Hincapie Sportswear, Hutchinson

Curve, Challenge, Giro, Pedro's, Cycle-Smart

Re:cycle Hardwear, Sheila Moon, Boulder Cycle Sport

Mavic, Alpha Q, JBV Coaching, 5280 Magazine

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